Tomorrow is a day that each school should consider celebrating-World Read Aloud Day. One of the great joys in teaching is having the opportunity to read aloud to a classroom of children.
A quote that I found appropriate for tomorrow is:
“It’s very hard to explain to someone who has never read aloud to a roomful of children how very captivating and exhilarating the experience can be. I feel it is my greatest privilege as a teacher-at every grade level.” Steven Layne
I will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day as a mystery reader at one of our feeder elementary schools (Indian Trail Elementary School). My time slot is 1:15pm and I am planning on bringing one special guest from the Elm Place teaching ranks. We have two picture books picked that we hope will entertain and inspire the 5th grade audience.
Why is it important to include a read aloud as part of the normal classroom routine (for all content areas)? Consider the following benefits: