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Read Aloud - Importance of Reading Aloud

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ozziegontang's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:28 PM

The proof is in the reading.  And making it a daily practice.

Lee Hall's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:42 PM

This is so important. It isn't just important for mothers to read aloud. It is very important that fathers take a turn too.

Jan Watts's curator insight, November 26, 2013 5:09 PM

We know this, but it bears repeating, and repeating and repeating!!!!

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read alouds for writing and reading workshop

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kindergarten teacher Joyful Learning In Kc is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, March 10, 2013 8:57 AM

Can we use pinterest to create a useful reading list for every grade level

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6-Traits Resources: Primary Sentence Fluency & Reader's Theater

6-Traits Resources: Primary Sentence Fluency & Reader's Theater | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Class comments from Kathy: 


I was excited to see the example in the book that described a good way to begin teaching varying sentences was to model. That is exactly what I did with my class last year when I dabbled in teaching sentence fluency. I wrote a story similar to the boring beach story in the book. Mine was about playing at the park. I started every sentence with we and the sentences were short and simple. Then next to it I had a story with descriptive words, varied sentence lengths and different words starting the sentences. I started by asking which one was more enjoyable to listen to. They were able to respond correctly and talk about what made it more interesting to listen to. We then focused on the poorly written park story and how we could rewrite it to make it have more sentence fluency. We never got past the modeling and shared writing portion of this because the school year ended. I am excited to try some more of the ideas in Spandels's book this year.


This post includes a list of online resources! ~Dennis

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Mem Fox » Mem Reads Aloud

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Reading aloud works on so many levels for both reading and writing.  Reading aloud is a great way to develop an understanding of Sentence Fluency.  It also builds vocabulary.   As I write this I'm listening to Koala Lou.  A fine example for sentence fluency! 


Mem Fox provides a wealth of ideas and information for teachers and parents.  


Included are a series of stories read by the author. 

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Readers' Theater : PBS LearningMedia

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This group includes two videos highlighting a third-grade readers' theater group as they perform a reading of the book "Thanksgiving at the Tappletons" (by Eileen Spinelli) to improve fluency.
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Readers’ Theater | Literacy Connections

Readers’ Theater | Literacy Connections | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it

Readers’ Theater (also spelled "Reader’s Theatre" or "Readers Theater") is an activity in which students, while reading directly from scripts, are able to tell a story in a most entertaining form, without props, costumes, or sets.This is a reading activity, and students are not asked to memorize their lines. They are, however, encouraged to "ham it up" and use intonation and gestures appropriate to their characters and their characters’ words.

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Authors Read Online Radio by Authors Read | Blog Talk Radio

Authors Read Online Radio by Authors Read | Blog Talk Radio | 6-Traits Resources | Scoop.it
Host of the Conscious Discussions talk radio program, Lillian Brummet, is honored to showcase authors, storytellers and poets reading from their published work on Authors Reads radio program.
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