Read-Aloud and Shared Reading
The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.
-Becoming a Nation of Readers (1985)
As we read aloud to our children, we stop only briefly and just a few times so as not to lose the momentum of the story—and invite our children to participate, make comments, extend the ideas of the author, and ask and respond to questions. In this way, children build more intricate networks of meaning than they could have accomplished on their own. The following resources offer support for reading aloud and shared reading experiences.
Read Aloud with Vosa Cavu-Litman
Shared Reading with Debra Crouch
Enjoy the 14 read-aloud lessons included here authored by PAT BARRETT DRAGAN. Each one is designed for you to read a quality picture book, which addresses a social-emotional topic to groups of young children. Simply click on the links below to access each lesson’s PDF.