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.
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
Christina Dorr and Liz Deskins
- $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 e-Academy courses is limited. Registration cancellations can be made through email (firstname.lastname@example.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.