From the Back Cover
Fresh, innovative, practical, and classroom-tested best practices for reading aloud are finally here!
Read & Write It Out Loud! Guided Oral Literacy Strategies provides the tools to help students proactively develop stronger literacy skills. This book explicitly demonstrates how to teach children to become effective oral readers by covering all aspects of literacylistening, reciting, reading, and writing. The lively narrative, clear organization, and special features bring reading aloud to life for teachers. Unlike other books, this book articulates the benefits and the processes that teachers need to help their students make important gains in reading, reciting, and writing. The mix of theory and practice in this book provides teachers with the why and how of the best literacy practices.
Take a Glimpse Inside:
- Focuses on developing fluency and comprehension skills by reading aloud expressively and demonstrating how this translates into improvement in silent reading.
- Tackles oral language development and its critical role in literacy programs.
- Contains forms to evaluate a student's oral reading ability.
- Reading Aloud and Writing Connection sections demonstrate how reciting, reading, and writing are linked and how improving one area can improve the others.
- Includes a list of quality read aloud books.
Reviewers Sum It Up
Teachers will buy this book for the literature and strategies.
Michael Moore, Georgia Southern University
An incredible resource for oral reading!! Wonderfully done.
Judith B. O'Laughlin, New Jersey City University
About the Author:
Keith Polette, PhD, is an associate professor of English and the Director of the English Education Program at the University of TexasEl Paso. He is the author of several renowned books, including the Winter Duckling, which won the I.R.A. Children's Choice Award. He has taught English Language Arts in the secondary classroom and conducts professional workshops for teachers throughout the United States.