Reading texts out loud to a group, known as a read aloud, is often associated with elementary story time. However, research shows that reading aloud both fiction and non-fiction texts has benefits for participants of all ages. Some of the benefits include:
Our School and Community Leadership classes learned about these benefits and practiced leading interactive read alouds with their peers. The classes will prepare a read aloud to complete with the BOCES students to help foster a love of literature.
Check out these evidence based sources that explain the benefits of read-alouds for both readers and listeners:
1. Here’s a way teachers can help break down equity barriers in high school: reading aloud to students
2. Why Every Class Needs Read Alouds, ACSD
3. A Curriculum Staple: Reading Aloud to Teens, SLJ
4. What Are the Benefits of Reading Aloud? An Instructional Format for College-Age Learners