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The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
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Jan 31, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: kid, read-it-more-than-once
Recommended to Chak by: A woman at the library who was homeschooling her child.
Recommended for: Parents of Children 2-8
Read in January, 2009 , read count: 2

We have renewed this book more than 5 times at the library. I am sad to give it back (we will probably need to buy one). If you are interested in your young (10 or younger, I would guess) child's education and the dichotomy between the printed word and the electronic message (internet, googling, powerpoint, etc.) in education and learning, this book is for you. You would also be interested in it if you just want some new book ideas for reading with your child. Trelease's book is a goldmine for that alone.

The chapters are:
1. Why read aloud?
2. When to Begin (and End) Read-Aloud
3. The Stages of Read-Aloud
4. The Dos and Don'ts of Read-Aloud
5. Sustained Silent Reading: Reading Aloud's Natural Partner
6. In Their Own Words
7. The Print Climate in the Home, School, and Library
8. Lessons from Oprah, Harry, and the Internet
9. TV, Audio, and Technology: Hurting or Helping Literacy?

Treasury of Read-Alouds
How to use the treasury
Wordless Books
Predictable Books
Reference Books
Picture Books
Short Novels
Full Length Novels
Fairy and Folk Tales

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