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Reading aloud to students is a sure method of developing reading skills.  On the ...

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mimi101 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Honors

Posted April 4, 2013 at 7:13 PM via web

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Reading aloud to students is a sure method of developing reading skills.  On the  basis of this statement:


   a. Explain the concept and the importance of this activity in 

       fostering reading development.


   b. Describe the procedure that you would follow in conducting a read aloud.


   c. Discuss three (3) specific ways that Read Alouds can benefit students.



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sesh | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted April 8, 2013 at 3:42 AM (Answer #1)

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Reading Aloud:

๠Sharpens Your Focus
๠Increases Your Vocabulary
๠Results in Greater Comprehension
๠Gives you an Opportunity to Play
๠Exercises Your Body
๠Challenges Your Use of Intonation
๠Improves Listening and Reading Skills

  • Read-alouds enable teachers to offer texts with more challenging concepts and/or language than students can read independently.

  • The read-aloud strategy helps English-language learners develop new vocabulary and syntactic awareness.

  • Reading aloud builds good reading habits. It stimulates imaginations and emotions; models good reading processes; exposes students to a range of literature; enriches vocabularies and rhetorical sensitivity; elucidates difficult texts; helps to distinguish different genres; supports independent reading; and encourages a lifelong enjoyment of reading.

  • Read-alouds show students how to question, visualize, and make predictions while they read.

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