Everyday Learners: Don't Forget Reading Aloud

Daily Herald (Provo, UT)
With all the technology available for children, we don’t want to forget reading aloud. In a report by Richard Anderson, Elfrieda Hiebert, Judith Scott and Ian Wilkinson, they wrote, “the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” In addition to offering the broadened perspective and purpose that literature brings, reading aloud provides four additional advantages: stronger motivation, greater vocabulary, more exposure to concepts about language and print, and increased attention span.

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