AASL webinar reshapes read-alouds into 'talk-alouds'

For Immediate Release
Tue, 08/19/2014


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)



CHICAGO – An upcoming webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will examine read-aloud strategies that promote the exchange of reader responses between children and educators. Presented by Raquel Cuperman, “Talk-Alouds: A Different Approach to Read-Alouds” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Wednesday, Sept. 10. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

In “Talk-Alouds,” Cuperman will guide attendees in developing questions that promote reading discussion and demonstrate reader engagement. She will also show how to evaluate reader responses in terms of relevance, comprehension, understanding and personal viewpoint beyond the use of traditional written activities and handouts.

Raquel Cuperman is the head librarian at Colegio Los Nogales in Bogotá. She has a master’s degree in Children’s Literature and Books for Children and has written several articles about reading and children’s literature for journals in Colombia and the U.S.

Attendance during the live presentation of “Talk-Alouds: A Different Approach to Read-Alouds” is open to all. Only AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers will have access to the webinar archive. A seat in the webinar is guaranteed to the first 100 attendees. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at ecollab.aasl.org.

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory: Content Collaboration Community, a repository of AASL professional development, provides members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their e-learning as well as to connect with others in the learning community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts, podcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to a read-only version of the latest issue of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

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