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Interactive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices?
by Douglas Fisher, James Flood, Diane Lapp and Nancy Frey
|Grades||K – 5|
Read-alouds are a common component of literacy instruction. However, research on the method for providing read-alouds is limited. To determine if there was a common set of implementation practices, the authors examined the read-aloud practices of 25 teachers who were nominated by their administrators as experts. From these data, the authors identified several factors common to read-alouds. The authors then observed 100 additional teachers to determine how common each of these factors were in read-alouds.
Fisher, D., Flood, J., Lapp, D., & Frey, N. (2004, September). Interactive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices? The Reading Teacher, 58(1), 8–17. doi: 10.1598/RT.58.1.1
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