Talk-Alouds: A Different Approach to Read-Alouds
Presenter: Raquel Cuperman
Many educators and authors support the importance of reading and its benefits. There are many texts on how to use read-alouds in the classroom and many suggested book lists for this purpose.This webinar offers another look at read-alouds and urges educators to see them not just as reading and listening activities, but as opportunities to encourage conversation and discussion. Reading can be considered a social activity and, as such, a time to share opinions, ideas and emotions. This webinar proposes options that are not limited to traditional written activities and handouts that are frequently given after a reading to evaluate comprehension, but validates strategies that promote the exchange of reader responses between children and the adults who accompany them.