Read-Aloud Tips & Advice
- Read-Aloud Tips & Strategies – Videos for Teachers & Librarians
World Read Aloud Day is March 5. Make your read-aloud fun and interactive with the suggestions in these professional development videos. These read-aloud strategies, best practices, teaching tips, and lesson plans will help you engage students of any age with fiction and nonfiction texts.
- Read-Aloud Instructional Video
Teachers, librarians, and booksellers share the best ways to plan and execute a read aloud in this instructional video (5:34). Use these strategies with the advice and book recommendations in Penguin's Read-Aloud Educator Guide.
- Read-Aloud Educator Guide
Create engaging read-alouds with the tips, advice, and book recommendations in this guide for teachers and librarians. This printable includes extension activities for each children's book. Through interactive read-alouds, you'll model the reading process and promote early literacy skills.
Strategies for Reading Aloud
- Reading Aloud
When we read aloud to students, we expand their imaginations, provide new knowledge, support language acquisition, build vocabulary, and promote reading as a worthwhile, enjoyable activity.
Sequencing refers to the identification of the components of a story, such as the beginning, middle, and end. Learn here how to apply the concept of sequencing to reading and literature when teaching.
- Story Elements: Danny and the Dinosaur
Use a lesson that introduces primary students to the elements of a story that is read aloud. Students begin by identifying the beginning, middle, and end of the story, and then use a story map to organize the story elements.
Predicting involves thinking ahead while reading and anticipating information and events in the text. After making predictions, students can read through the text and refine, revise, and verify their predictions.
Reading to Peers
Common Core Reading Lesson Plans
Common Core Writing Lesson Plans
Reading Aloud Informational Texts
Foster skills for reading success with these activities, discussion questions, and teaching suggestions for reading aloud popular children's books.
Video & Audio Book Readings