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The Read-Aloud Handbook
Discipline
Reading
Grades
Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
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Professional Commentary

Reading aloud to children of all ages is an important part of a comprehensive approach to literacy. Jim Trelease's Read-Aloud Handbook includes ideas for building children's interest and skill in reading and an annotated bibliography (with synopses) of more than one thousand books to support read aloud activities. A practical guide for teachers and parents, this resource describes the many benefits of reading aloud to children, offers tips for selecting books, and suggests ways to encourage independent reading. Although shorter than the print copy, this web version of the text successfully highlights the overall value to reading aloud to children at all stages of their literacy development, beginning at birth and continuing through adolescence.


Ohio English Language Arts Standards (2001)
Reading Process: Concepts of Print, Comprehension Strategies and Self-Monitoring Strategies Standard
Grade Level Indicators (Grade Kindergarten)
10.
Identify favorite books and stories and participate in shared oral reading.
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 1)
1.
Describe the role of authors and illustrators.
10.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
11.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 2)
9.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
10.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 3)
9.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
10.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 4)
10.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
11.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 5)
10.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres, or recommendations from others).
11.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 6)
9.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
10.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).
Grade Level Indicators (Grade 7)
8.
Use criteria to choose independent reading materials (e.g., personal interest, knowledge of authors and genres or recommendations from others).
9.
Independently read books for various purposes (e.g., for enjoyment, for literary experience, to gain information or to perform a task).