Benefits of Reading Aloud Pure and simple bonding time with your child! Make it fun!! Introduces new words into your child’s vocabulary naturally Ex. The Three Bears Familiar word: oatmeal New word : porridge Ex. The Napping House Familiar Word: sleeping New Words : dreaming, dozing, snoozing, slumbering Builds your child’s background knowledge. There are many places and people we may never get to see or meet.. but they can in a book with you! Models what fluent reading sounds like
Additional benefits of reading aloud Models what readers do when they come across an unknown word. (Use of decoding strategies.) Models what readers do when they don’t understand something they read.(Use of comprehension strategies.) Builds your child’s imagination… reading fairy tales, legends, folk tales expands their minds and fosters creativity..
Scholastic Clips Clip #1 Go Outside and Read Clip #2 Rainy Day Reading http://bcove.me/4qimwzap
Books about Reading Aloud Reading Magic by Mem Fox The Read-Aloud Handbook- Jim Trelease
Books that help you choose books for your child What to Read When- Pam Allyn How to Get Your Child to Love Reading- Esme Codell The Best Books for Boys- Pam Allyn
Literacy Websites Online Stories- Where you can hear stories read aloud www.storylineonline.net www.tumblebooks.com Reading/Literacy Websites- tips for reading with and to your child www.readaloud.org www.readingrockets.org www.scholastic.com