Written by: Christi Gilbert, Literacy Coach/Kent ISD
Essential #2 states: “Read Alouds of age-appropriate books and other materials, print or digital”
Why read alouds?
There is a STRONG research consensus that supports literacy development through read alouds. Children learn about reading and writing from read alouds. They also increase their vocabulary hearing new words during a read aloud.
But, our reality:
Tanya Wright, a lead researcher with the Literacy Essentials, did a study on read alouds. She visited four classrooms and conducted over 55 visits. Throughout those visits she noticed two important things: Continue reading Focusing on Read Alouds: K-3 Literacy Essentials