Thursday, March 19, 2015

Check It Out

The Read-Aloud Handbook 
by Jim Trelease.
7th edition
New York: Penguin Books, 2013.

New Book Shelf
Call Number: LB.1573.5.T68.2013

Available for four-week check out with your SWC photo ID card.

For thirty years, the many editions of this book have guided parents and teachers in helping children become avid readers. Children improve their language skills, have their imaginations awakened, and become avid readers themselves when an adult takes the time to regularly read- aloud to them.

The author discusses in great detail the stages of reading-aloud, as well as the do's and dont's, and the impact of digital learning and television and audio. He decries the loss of reading for pleasure that accompanies the emphasis on "teaching to the test" in schools. Half of the book is an annotated "Treasury of Read-Alouds."

Review by John Tibbals, SWC Librarian

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