Literature and Read Alouds

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In this module we will examine the practices of effective read alouds of children's literature.

  • What are good read alouds?
  • How do we get students talking about books?
  • What are some great stories to share?

Through reading, writing , and particapting as a class we will explore these questions.

The Readings

Fisher, Flood, Lapp, and FreyInteractive Read-Alouds: Is There a Common Set of Implementation Practices

Lawerence SipeTalking Back and Taking over: Young Children's Expressive Engagement during Storybook Read-Alouds

Beck and McKeownText talk: Capturing the Benefits of Read Alouds for Young Children

The Tasks


Complete the readings.

Choose two out of three to annotate. The annotation tool we will use as a class is installed but you can annotate any way you choose.


Post some kind of reflection on the readings. Pay attention to the commonalities. What makes a good read aloud? How do we connect read alouds to Literature Skills?


Performance Task:First watch this playlist. Then choose an award winning children's book and record yourself doing a read aloud. Share the video on our class stream.