ReadAloudsEmily QuadeFulbright ETA Training 2014
The Plan1. Goals and expectations2. ice breaker/warm up3. Background and benefits 4. Press here Read Aloud5. Dos and Donts 6. Practice 7. Peace Book and activity 8. Resources 9. Reflection
Goals Expectations 1. Ideas, activities & resources to steal.
2.To understand why read alouds are important and beneficial.
3. To understand how to effectively share a read aloud.
1. Be respectful2. Participate3. Share4. Question
Warm up- Story telling http://www.storycubes.com/
How could this activity be used in your classroom? Differentiation options? What is a read aloud? A read aloud is a planned oral reading of a book or print excerpt, usually related to a theme or topic of study. The read aloud can be used to engage the student listener while developing background knowledge, increasing comprehension skills, and fostering critical thinking. A read aloud can be used to model the use of reading strategies that aid in comprehension. ESIPhttp://www.esiponline.org/classroom/foundations/reading/readalouds.html
Benefits of read alouds Reading aloud facilitates young learners vocabulary, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, expressive ability, verbal fluency, writing ability, or even learning interests (e.g. Elley, 1989; Ehri & Robbins,1994; Ewers & Brownson,1999; Justice, 2002; Nagy & Herman,1987; Ninio, 1983; Robbins & Ehri,1994; Senechal & Cornell,1993; Senechal, Thomas, & Monker, 1997; Snow & Goldfield ,1983; Snow & Ninio, 1986; Huang, 2006; Lee, 2002; Wang, 2007). (L1, L2, & EFL)develop understandings of story structuressupport developing connections between print elementsencourages high levels of understandingteaches the reading process in a meaningful contextmotivates students to read -condition the childs brain to associate reading with pleasureprovides a reading/language role modeleasily integrated into a co-teaching environment
Read aloud: Press Here Discussion:1. What can students learn from this read aloud?vocabularySkill/ Concept reinforcement
2. Ideas of how to adapt or use it in your classroom?
3. Extension activity ideas?
Break: 10 min
Read Alouds 1. In your group sort the cards into 2 groupsA. What to do B. What not to do Discuss: Why is it a Do or Dont
2. Whole group- Check answers & discuss
Practice 1. In your group:PreviewPrepareRead aloud to other group membersFeedback
2. Whole groupDiscussion
Resources Storyline online http://www.storylineonline.net/ Tumble books http://www.tumblebooks.com/ Book Flix http://bkflix.grolier.com/ E books http://freekidsbooks.org/ Vimeo : http://vimeo.com/52982623 Speak A Boos: http://www.speakaboos.com/ Read to me: http://www.readtomelv.com/ Online story time: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/online-storytime-books-toys/379003588/
Remember How to choose the right bookWordless picture booksYou dont have to read it exactly as it isIf you make a bad choice- stop readingParticipation- Active listening :)When and how to use L1They know if you like the book. Pick books you loveProps :) Voices Quantity of vocab to focus onSeating & enviornment
Reflection 3 Big ideas (write)
2 Ideas that you can use (TPS)
1 Big Ahaaa moment (Whole group share)
References http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/teacher-read-aloud-that-30799.html http://www.trelease-on-reading.com/rah-contents.htmlhttp://nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl/PastIssues/rfl121kailani.pdf http://www.learner.org/workshops/tml/workshop7/teaching2.html http://www.readingrockets.org/article/hints-how-read-aloud-groupThe read-aloud handbook by Jim Trelease