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.
à¹ Sharpens Your Focus
à¹ Increases Your Vocabulary
à¹ Results in Greater Comprehension
à¹ Gives you an Opportunity to Play
à¹ Exercises Your Body
à¹ Challenges Your Use of Intonation
à¹ 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.