Read-Aloud Strategies & Teaching Ideas

Teacher Reading Aloud to Students  World Read Aloud Day is March 5. Use these read-aloud strategies to engage students with fiction and non-fiction texts. Included are professional development videos, English language arts lesson plans, and Common Core-aligned activities for your classroom. These reading resources and teaching tools will help you plan and host a fun, interactive read-aloud.

Read-Aloud Tips & Advice

Strategies for Reading Aloud

Making Predictions

Reading to Peers

Common Core Reading Lesson Plans

Common Core Writing Lesson Plans

Reading Aloud Informational Texts

Story Hour

Foster skills for reading success with these activities, discussion questions, and teaching suggestions for reading aloud popular children's books.

Video & Audio Book Readings

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