Teacher Read-Alouds

More Than Just Story Time

Authors

  • Kayln Hoppe Kansas State University

Keywords:

read-aloud, literacy instruction, K-12 classroom, reading aloud

Abstract

Read-alouds not only reinforce story time traditions but also hold significant educational value when used strategically. Reading aloud benefits all students, no matter the grade or achievement level. This article explores a number of research-based academic benefits of reading aloud in K-12 classrooms. The author shares practical tips for prioritizing read-aloud time, selecting appropriate text, modeling various reading strategies, making read-alouds interactive, and promoting vocabulary and language development. The author provides a list of current, award-winning K-12 picture books and chapter books to elevate classroom read-aloud experiences.

Author Biography

Kayln Hoppe, Kansas State University

Kayln Hoppe is a Teaching Assistant Professor at Kansas State University in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education. She can be reached at khoppe@ksu.edu.

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Published

2022-06-23

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Scholarly Articles