Benefits of Reading Aloud to Title I Students
Most of these children come from homes where there are few or no books in the home. Parents of these students rarely have the time or ability to read to their children.
Reading aloud builds vocabulary as they begin to learn the words in context as they hear them.
Reading aloud builds an appreciation of literature and the wonderful world of books.
Reading aloud builds listening skills.
Reading aloud to a child creates a special recreational bond that many children will not have experienced before.
Reading aloud is, according to the landmark 1985 report "Becoming a Nation of Readers," "the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading."
More information: http://www.greatschools.org/gk/articles/read-aloud-to-children/
Developing that passion for reading is crucial, according to Jim Trelease, author of the best-seller, "The Read-Aloud Handbook." "Every time we read to a child, we're sending a 'pleasure' message to the child's brain," he writes in the "Handbook." "You could even call it a commercial, conditioning the child to associate books and print with pleasure."
Suggestions for reading tutors:
Have a cart of books for the tutor and children to choose from. The cart can have seasonal books and a mix of fiction and non-fiction. To smooth the process, the tutor might choose 3 or 4 books in advance and let the student choose from these... as too many choices will decrease the actual time for the reading!
Place your seats to face away from distractions.
GREAT Reading Resources on the Web:
|www.readingrockets.org||research-based reading strategies, lessons, and activities designed to help young children learn how to read and read better|
|www.weareteachers.org||Lessons, resources, printables, articles|
|www.education.com||Games, activities, worksheets, articles|
|www.teacherspayteachers.com||Resources created by teachers for teachers|
|www.bogglesworldesl.com||Jobs, Worksheets, and Flashcards for the ESL and TEFL Teacher.|
|www.pinterest.com||The world’s catalog of ideas|
|www.phonicsontheweb.com||rules for spelling and phonics, the method of teaching elementary reading and spelling based on understanding parts of words.|
|www.readwritethink.org||Lesson plans, resources, articles|
|www.greatschools.org||Provides school information and parenting resources to help millions of American families choose the right school, support learning at home, and guide their children to great futures.|
|www.ldonline.org||Educators guide to learning disabilities and ADHD|
|www.wordcentral.com||Dictionary; Merriam-Webster's Word Central now reprogrammed for superior word power and language fun. Introducing…Alpha-bot! The word-spelling robot hosts the latest amazing word game and challenges spellers of all ages.
|www.teacher.scholastic.com/activities/bll||Phonics; building language for literacy|
|www.themailbox.com||Forms and worksheets; free and for purchase|
|www.reading-sage.blogspot.com||READING BOOT CAMP is a FREE RTI reading program that uses best instructional practices with a proviso "ALL STUDENTS ARE GIFTED", the goal is to lift ALL students using highly effective Socratic methods, teach and treat students as cogent adroit beings, be flexible and have fun, set SMART goals, and differentiate through scaffolding and cooperative learning. RBC RTI has 13 years of proven results; the RTI reading intervention improves reading test scores by over a full grade level in 20 days.|
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