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Episode 18 — What Should I Read Aloud?

 

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Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers

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Grades K – 5
Podcast Series Chatting About Books: Recommendations for Young Readers
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Duration 12:35
Original Air Date Published September 02, 2009
 

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Calendar Activities

Grades   3 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  February 3

Celebrate Children's Authors and Illustrators Week

Students "step into the shoes" of their favorite author by reading several of their books, conducting research, and preparing displays and presentations for the class.

 

Grades   4 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  March 5

Today is World Read Aloud Day.

Students celebrate the power of words by reading aloud to their classmates and spreading the word of global literacy to their friends and family.

 

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Professional Library

Grades   K – 5  |  Professional Library  |  Journal

Interactive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices?

While research is quite clear on the importance of read-alouds, this article addresses the question of how to conduct an effective read-aloud.

 

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Activities & Projects

Grades   K – 1  |  Activity & Project

Letís Share a Story

Make reading fun and give a playdate a special twist by centering it on a popular childrenís book.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Exploring the Library

Plan a visit to a library to discover more about this magical place.

 

Grades   3 – 5  |  Activity & Project

Start Your Own Book Club

Children can enjoy a community-building experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together.

 

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Tips & How-To's

Grades   K – 6  |  Tip & How-To

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help children pick books that spark their interest, leave them feeling accomplished, and ready to hunt for their next book!

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Tip & How-To

Make the Most of Reading Aloud

Learn a few simple read-aloud strategies that can sharpen a childís emerging reading skills and help you have fun together with a good book.

 

Grades   K – 12  |  Tip & How-To

How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking

Practicing Higher Order Thinking (HOT) skills outside of school will give kids the tools that they need to understand, infer, connect, categorize, synthesize, evaluate, and apply the information they know to find solutions to new and existing problems.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Tip & How-To

Make Time for Reading

Itís DEAR time! (Also known as time to Drop Everything and Read). Find out how making time to read with children every day can foster their love of books and help them learn to read.

 

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Podcast Episodes

Grades   K – 5  |  Podcast Episode

The Benefits of Repeated Readings

Podcast host Emily Manning and Llama Llama author Anna Dewdney chat about how to read, read, read with kids everywhere.

 

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