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The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition (original 1979; edition 2013)

by Jim Trelease

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Title:The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition
Authors:Jim Trelease
Info:Penguin Books (2013), Paperback, 384 pages
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One of the earliest editions of this handbook...presented the merits of reading aloud to children. The author thoroughly addresses the "when, how, and do's and don'ts" of reading aloud to youngsters, as well as discussing the elements that make good read aloud choices. A valuable component to this book is the treasury of Read-Alouds that contains an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a reference or starting point. Mr. Trelease's message is that reading aloud to children is vital to the emotional, educational, and psychological development of children. ( )
  hillcrestgarden | Nov 2, 2014 |
Absolutely the best book I have ever read. This book sheds light on the importance of reading and specifically reading aloud to our students and our children. Trelease really lays out the groundwork and steps to reading aloud and also includes a list of great read aloud titles for all ages. ( )
  tcoggin1 | Feb 18, 2014 |
I first encountered this book when I was a teacher. In its 7th Edition it is still a very handy resource. It opens with an introduction that reviews statistics on reading scores and children's home behaviors (tv watching, etc.) and why reading is a good investment for parents. The next chapter of the book reviews the reasoning of why to read-aloud: build vocabulary, create background knowledge, and instill a desire to read to name a few. He goes on to advise on when to read-aloud, the stages of reading-aloud and when to read what types of books. The first 172 pages addresses a vast amount of information. The next part is the "treasury" of books. It is broken down by type like wordless books, picture books, short novels and full length novels. I really like Trelease's strategies to help kids discover the pleasure of reading. There is a million copies sold of this book--so I think it has something to offer for everyone. ( )
  cfranson | Feb 11, 2014 |
A wonderful resource for anyone in contact with children. Gives tips for reading aloud and synopses of many recommended books, by age level. Great!
  wareagle78 | Jan 26, 2014 |
More a “why-to” than a “how-to,” this book lays out compelling evidence that reading aloud to children of all ages—infancy to adolescence—benefits their intellectual development. Despite the title, silent reading is also defended and addressed at great length. While it’s discouraging to realize that something so obviously effective is not being widely practiced, it’s encouraging to realize that it’s in reach; parents reading this book can work to overcome an impoverished school environment, while education professionals can, if not overcome a bookless home environment, at least take steps in that direction. Once Trelease lays out his compelling evidence for reading aloud, both stats and case studies, and gives a few pointers for parents and teachers, the rest of the book is taken up with a long list of suggested books for reading aloud to all age ranges. Every parents and teacher should read; not only is the information important, but Trelease’s writing style is engaging. ( )
  jholcomb | Nov 30, 2013 |
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You may have tangible wealth untold:
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be -
I had a mother who read to me.
--Strickland Gillilan,
"The Reading Mother,"
Best Loved Poems of the American People
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To my grandsons, Connor, Tyler, Kiernan, and Tess---the best audiences an old reader-aloud could hope to find.

And to Alvin R. Schmidt, a ninth-grade English teacher in New Jersey who found the time a half-century ago to write to the parents of one of his students to tell them they had a talented child. That vote of confidence has never been forgotten. (6th edition)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143037390, Paperback)

 A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated

Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

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From the Publisher: For more than two decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read- Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies-and the reasoning behind them-for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.… (more)

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