Read-Aloud Tips & Strategies

World Read Aloud Day is March 5. Watch these videos to learn key strategies for reading aloud.

Big Ideas on Doing an "Interactive Read-Aloud" When Reading to Children

Appropriate Grades: Pre-K–12

Engage kids with an expressive read-aloud. This video includes tips for introducing the story, emphasizing the text, and building context around a fiction or nonfiction book.

Source: Peggy Semingson on

Length: 6 minutes 59 seconds

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Strategies for Reading Aloud to Young Children

Appropriate Grades: Pre-K–K

The teacher in this video demonstrates a fun, interactive read-aloud for young children. Then, she walks you through recommended read-aloud strategies you can use to engage kids with the story.

Source: Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood on

Length: 11 minutes 16 seconds

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Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative

Appropriate Grades: Pre-K–12

In this video, two third-grade classes interview Ingrid Law, the author of Savvy, via Skype. Discover how author interviews can supplement a read-aloud and develop students' appreciation for literature.

Source: 3BL Media on

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

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