Expanding the Power of Read Alouds

Expanding the Power of Read Alouds

Choose a book that is appropriate for a read-aloud K- 3rd grade.

Videotape yourself reading a children’s literature book to a young child.

Use different strategies for reading aloud – for example, change your tone when reading, use expressions and gestures, use objects, questioning, etc. Then view your video.

Complete a 250-500 word reflection that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  1. Book title, author, and genre.
  2. Summary of the book.
  3. Different read-aloud strategies you used.
  4. Reactions of the young child and the age of the child.
  5. Modifications for read-alouds with a class of young children.
  6. Strengths and opportunities for growth. Provide specific examples