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  1. 1. <ul><li>Reasons for </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>to introduce students to the joy of reading </li></ul><ul><li>to develop vocabulary </li></ul><ul><li>to model fluency </li></ul><ul><li>to make difficult texts more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>to help students experience the text the way the teacher does </li></ul><ul><li>if planned carefully, to boost comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>What Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Read Aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Read-alouds are overwhelmingly narrative. 77% of read-alouds at home and school were narrative and only 7% were informational. (Yopp & Yopp) </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate teachers did not often read picture books to their students. </li></ul><ul><li>Informational literature was used only three out of ten days. (Jacobs, Morrison, & Swinyard) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers favor easy and predictable books. (McGee & Schickedanz) </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Aloud Effectively </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive read-alouds include &quot;Opening up the conversation,&quot; &quot;Ongoing interaction,&quot; &quot;Response and balancing talk and text,&quot; and &quot;Engaging with strategy demonstrations.“ (Barrentine) </li></ul><ul><li>Fisher, Flood, Lapp, & Frey identified seven common components of interactive read-alouds. </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated interactive read-alouds are beneficial. (McGee & Schickedanz) </li></ul><ul><li>Three methods of reading aloud are dialogic reading, Text Talk, and print referencing. (Lane & Wright) </li></ul>Read-Aloud Cons Meyer, Wardrop, Stahl, and Linn (1994) found a negative relationship between read-aloud time and reading achievement. BUT What effect does read-aloud have on reading motivation? and Did the teachers in the study use read-aloud to teach reading skills? Rediscovering Read-Aloud: How Elementary Teachers Choose and Use Read-Alouds <ul><li>Choosing Read-Aloud Material </li></ul><ul><li>Consider instructional goals. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider high-interest nonfiction with rich vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider “conceptually challenging” books. </li></ul><ul><li>Consider topic, audience, length, cost, diversity, coherence, connections to curriculum. </li></ul>

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