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Reading Aloud and Beyond: Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers

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Reading aloud - that's for primary school children, right?

No, say Frank Serafini and Cyndi Giorgis. They contend that reading aloud is just as important for older readers. And they provide the research to back their claim.

They maintain that reading aloud belongs in the intermediate elementary grades, and middle school too, because it:


supports students' development as reade
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published July 22nd 2003 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Heather
Jul 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: education, nonfiction
This book is OK. I'm not very fond of Mr. Serafini's writing style, but he makes good points. I didn't learn much from this book since I'd already read "The Reading Workshop: Creating Space for Readers" and I have always believed in the importance of reading aloud. There are some good ideas in this book, so if you don't already have a plan for reading aloud and using it to inform your teaching, this is a good place to start. If you're past the first years of teaching, this book probably won't he ...more
Temoca
Nov 30, 2009 rated it liked it
It's a quick read and good information and tips for incorporating read alouds and other literacy strategies into your classroom. It didn't have much in the way of new information for me but still good to know info.
Tena Edlin
Feb 26, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: pln, professional
The beginning of the book is worth its weight in gold.
Ragina
Jul 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
If you don't read aloud to older students and you wonder why you should, read this. Great points, ideas, and tips. Excellent resource.
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