Making a Place, Making a Case for Read-Alouds: A Powerful Teaching Tool for Literacy

When is a read-aloud more than a great story? When it also ties in critical thinking skills. In this 4-week e-course, participants will learn how to infuse literacy skills while continuing to share the passion and power of a great read-aloud.  The culminating project will be a collaborative lesson plan that incorporates nonfiction read alouds with critical thinking strategies into a content area while also including indicators from AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Course Objectives

  • Evaluate high quality fiction and nonfiction titles great for reading aloud.

  • Discuss professional resources that reflect current research in the area of reading instruction and promotion, including AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

  • Discover ways to develop learners’ curiosity of curricular content through reading aloud nonfiction.

  • Understand selected reading strategies (think alouds, making connections, and inferring) to apply before, during, and after reading aloud.

“Reading is a window to the world. Reading is a foundational skill for learning, personal growth, and enjoyment. The degree to which students can read and understand text in all formats (e.g., picture, video, print) and all contexts is a key indicator of success in school and in life. As a lifelong learning skill, reading goes beyond decoding and comprehension to interpretation and development of new understandings.” Standards for the 21st Century Learner 
 
“Learning has a social context. Learning is enhanced by opportunities to share and learn with others. Students need to develop skills in sharing knowledge and learning with others, both in face-to-face situations and through technology.” Standards for the 21st Century Learner

Instructor(s)

Christina Dorr and Liz Deskins

Fee

  • $99 for AASL members
  • $149 for ALA members
  • $225 for non-members
  • $99 for retired AASL members
  • $75 for student AASL members

How to Register

AASL Refund/Cancellation Policy

Space in AASL’s eAcademy courses is limited. Registration cancellations can be made through email (registration@ala.org), in writing and postmarked or faxed seven days prior to the course to allow time for another to fill the seat. Cancellations will result in a full refund less a $25 processing fee. No phone cancellations will be accepted. Please mail registration cancellations to American Library Association, ATTN: MACS, Online CE Registration, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, Illinois 60611 or fax to (312) 280-1538.

Contact

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