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Do you read aloud to your students? Is there ever a time when students are too old to be read to? Many teachers are firm believers in reading aloud—even at the upper grade levels!
I would settle down Sometimes her voice put me to sleep; sometimes, on the contrary, it made me feverish with excitement, and I urged her on in order to find out, more quickly than the author had intended, what happened in the story.
But most of the time I simply enjoyed the luxurious sensation of being carried away by the words, and felt, in a very physical sense, that I was actually travelling somewhere wonderfully remote, to a place that I hardly dared glimpse on the secret last page of the book. Later on, when I was nine or ten, I was told by my school principal that being read to was suitable only for small children.
I believed him, and gave up the practice Teachers have read aloud to young children for centuries. We know that time spent reading aloud is valuable to them. We have watched pre-readers listen to a story, then capture the book itself to look at again and again. Sometimes they memorized the story, shared it with their friends, and at times even slept with the book.
I sometimes shared picture books with kindergarten classes without showing the illustrations. Children paid close attention, listening more carefully since there were no pictures to tell the story for them.
After reading the story, I would ask children to draw pictures of the setting, the main characters, or their favorite parts of the story. When the pictures were shared, children were always surprised by the different ways they interpreted the same story.
Of course, their favorite part was when they finally had a chance to see the illustrations in the book! But reading aloud in school by teachers and even by studentsoften stops, or is greatly cut back, once a child learns to read on his own.
Think of it this way: McDonald's doesn't stop advertising just because the vast majority of Americans know about its restaurants.
Each year it spends more money on ads to remind people how good its products taste.
Don't cut your reading advertising budget as children grow older. And since children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns.
The Best Of The Bunch. Go out of your way to make each book a special experience for your students.
Allow them to live literature, to become so involved in a story that they become a part of it. It could change their lives. Remember to discuss read-alouds with the class to enhance and expand students' understanding.
Use the illustrations to encourage prediction and interpretation. Encourage students to use the illustrations to add to their understanding. Learn more about the authors and illustrators. Read other works by favorite authors. Help students relate books to their own experiences.More Lessons Like This Random Five More New Grade: New Jobs on Teachers.
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Games and activities include: alphabetical. Teachers can use students' expressed interest in scary stories to engage them in worthwhile instructional activities, such as the study of various story elements and structures.
After analyzing the key elements of scary stories, students can apply their knowledge by writing their own scary stories. Below you will see a chart of English language word roots that are common prefixes and suffixes to base words.
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