Emotional Reading Comes First

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Once again, Jennie demonstrates why reading is so important, and in this post the value of emotional reading!

A Teacher's Reflections

Reading-aloud is emotional in my classroom.  Thank goodness!  I belt it out, read with a voice, and stop to talk. I cry and laugh, and so do the children.  How best can children learn all that is really important?  With every picture story and chapter book I read I have a racing heart, because I have to read the words just like they were written by the author- with passion.

When I read Charlotte’s Web, children are drawn into every emotion; worried, sad, curious and more.  I am, too.  They love this book because it hits the heart.

Hits the heart.  That is the most fundamental component of character building. And character– the development of goodness and kindness, doing what is right, being brave and true and selfless–   is far more important than learning letters and numbers when children are young.  I do this with reading-aloud.

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14 thoughts on “Emotional Reading Comes First

  1. Jon

    Great post! I remember reading Charlotte’s Web and watching the film as a child. It’s one of those treasured stories that really hits you hard as an emotional story.

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  2. Thank you sharing! This was an interesting read…it assisted me with stretching my mind/thoughts…also I appericate you stopping by my blog and the like on, “Don’t just look back, say something…

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  3. I still love “Charlotte’s Web” – as an adult. I agree that this is a very emotional book – it is very easy to get attached to these characters – I did! My daughter would not allow me to remove any spiders after introducing her to this book. Lol. I also agree that reading-aloud allows the audience to connect with the story on a completely different level than when read silently. This amazing teacher shared something very special with her students – I am sure every time they see “Charlotte’s Web” on any shelf, they will remember this teacher’s passion for this story! Wonderful!

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