This post is a compelling testimony to the importance of reading aloud to children!
A great quote can pack as much power as a good book. When both come together in one package, then you have it all. That’s Jim Trelease. That’s The Read-Aloud Handbook.
“People would stand in line for days and pay hundreds of dollars if there were a pill that could do everything for a child that reading aloud does. It expands their interest in books, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and attention span. Simply put, it’s a free “oral vaccine” for literacy.”
Yes, they would! This author is, and always has always been, a strong advocate for reading aloud. Fortunately, he is a terrific writer and researcher. His million-copy bestselling book, The Read-Aloud Handbook, is now in it’s seventh edition. It is packed with research that should make every parent and teacher run to the library. It is also full of stories that bring reading aloud alive. I have written two…
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