How amazing is it to witness a student’s eyes beam with excitement when they are completely captivated by a story? The great thing is, by harnessing the power of read alouds, we can get our students excited about reading while also building background knowledge, modeling fluent reading, and so much more!
Sara Soucy from The Colorful Apple joins us today to share all about read alouds and how beneficial they are for your students. By incorporating a daily read aloud into your classroom you can unlock a love of books, help students learn new things, and build engagement.
Inside this episode, Sara breaks down why read alouds are so important, how they help develop literacy skills in students, and what to consider when selecting a book for read aloud. Plus, she is sharing helpful tips for how to engage students who struggle to sit through a read aloud!
07:11 – Why read alouds are important
10:45 – The impact read alouds have on student learning and development
21:08 – Techniques to enhance literacy through a read alouds
26:04 – The importance of considering inclusivity and diversity when selecting books
32:51 – How to engage students who struggle to sit through a read aloud