This session will focus on the 21 benefits of using a read aloud daily in a R/W workshop model with older children to engage them, model fluency, manage behavior, and develop comprehension. As readers age, the frequency of the read-aloud declines yet the literacy benefits do not! Secondary students reap multiple benefits with the teacher-led read aloud including exposure to a variety of genres, building background knowledge and vocabulary, modeling effective comprehension and many many more! You will learn the benefits of the read aloud with older children, what components an effective read aloud model encompasses, how reading aloud influences and motivates students to read, and how utilizing the read aloud in a broader application across grade levels and content areas enhances secondary literacy success.
Ideal For: Upper Elementary/Secondary Teachers and/or Parents
Presenter: Donita Zepeda, M.S.Ed.