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"The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children." (National Commission of Reading )
jessica cocky helen


Do's and Don'ts of Reading Aloud (pdf)

Tips for Sharing Books with Young Children (pdf)

Web Resources

BookPals Storyline Online
http://www.storylineonline.net/
Streaming video program featuring actors and other celebrities who read children's books aloud.

National Network for Child Care: Reading Aloud
http://www.nncc.org/Literacy/better.read.aloud.html
A website that explains why reading aloud is good for adults and children, and provides suggestions on what types of books are good to choose for your read-aloud collection.

Reading is Fundamental: Reading Aloud
http://www.rif.org
A website devoted to researching and suggestions for reading aloud: why it is good, what it helps a child's brain to do, and what kinds of books are best for reading aloud. Includes links to articles, activities, and other web resources that can help enhance the experience.

Children's Literature: Best Books
http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/lists.htm
Not only for choosing stories to read aloud, but also a good listing of books for children to read compiled by teachers and librarians.

Reading Aloud
http://www.brucevanpatter.com/readingaloud.html
A good website that offers parents great advice for telling stories, as well as links to different stories to read aloud.

Read Alouds
http://www.esiponline.org/classroom/foundations/reading/readalouds.html

Read-Aloud Registry
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/Opera/8114/index.html
A collection of good read-aloud books compiled by a children's librarian.

Family Literacy Foundation
http://www.read2kids.org/readaloud_books.htm
A website devoted to helping families come together with literacy, offering information on good stories to read aloud, and what techniques can help you and your child enjoy selecting stories to read aloud. Recommended Books are divided by categories.

Literacy Connections
http://www.literacyconnections.com/readingaloud.php
This site includes tips for both parents and teachers for reading aloud for children of all ages.

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