Lester Laminack

The Art and Function of Reading Aloud


Lester L. Laminack is Professor Emeritus, Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, where he received two awards for excellence in teaching. Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States and abroad. He is the author or co-author of 18 professional books including Learning with Zachary, Spelling in Use, Volunteers Working with Young Readers, The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts, Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature, Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum, Climb Inside a Poem, Cracking Open the Author’s Craft, Unwrapping the Read Aloud, Bullying Hurts: Teaching Kindness Through Read Aloud and Guided Conversations, The Writing Teacher’s Troubleshooting Guide, Writers ARE Readers: Flipping Reading Strategies into Writing Instruction, Reading to Make a Difference, The Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource: Making Every Moment Intentional and Instructional with Best Friend Books, 2nd edition, and The Ultimate Read Aloud Collection Fiction and Nonfiction.