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.
Develop questions that promote reading discussion and that demonstrate reader response and engagement.
Carry out read-alouds that highlights students’ or childrens’ intervention beyond the exclusive view of the mediator.
Evaluate reader responses in terms of relevance, comprehension, understanding and personal postures.