I loved the readings this week about the idea of read alouds. Read alouds are a great idea and do so much. To be honest, I would love it if I could teach with a ton of read alouds.
My favorite part of read alouds is the fact that everyone becomes closer to the same level. When a book is being read aloud, you don’t have to worry about the students that don’t read because their level is lower than the others and it takes longer to read. You don’t have to worry about the students struggling with dyslexia, because everything is being read out loud. Plus, how much better is listening to a book, especially with voices!
I must give a big shout out to my 4th and 5th grade teacher Mrs. McClain. She was the teacher that made me love read alouds. She read to us everyday over the two years I had her. She started at the beginning of The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, and just kept going. We made our way through all of the books in the two years I had class with Mrs. McClain. She read all of these in different voices too. There was a distinct voice for each character and it was based on their personality. I learned so much about reading and literature through these read alouds.