Reading Aloud and Beyond Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers

ISBN-10: 0325005222

ISBN-13: 9780325005225

Edition: 2003

Authors: Frank Serafini, Cyndi Giorgis

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Reading aloud - that's for primary school children, right? No, say Frank Serafini and Cyndi Giorgis. They contend that reading aloud is just as important for older readers. And they provide the research to back their claim. They maintain that reading aloud belongs in the intermediate elementary grades, and middle school too, because it: supports students' development as readers and writers fosters the love of reading improves reading skills and abilities and, yes, even raises standardized test scores. But Serafini and Giorgis do more than argue a persuasive case. They provide the practical wherewithal to implement reading aloud as an instructional strategy for both the language arts and the content area disciplines. They also include extensive lists of suggested literature - picture books, chapter books, informational texts, poetry, and professional references. What's more, these authors show how teachers can create in the classroom an intellectual universe where discussions are profo
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List price: $21.88
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 7/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Frank Serafini is the author of the Heinemann title Classroom Reading Assessment. He is a leading voice on the reading workshop, whether the topic is implementation, planning, assessment, or comprehension. His passion for the workshop has helped tens of thousands of teachers find more effective and professionally satisfying teaching through Heinemann professional books such as Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days, Lessons in Comprehension, and The Reading Workshop. His newest book, Reading Workshop 2.0, is scheduled to be released in 2015. Frank is an associate professor of Literacy Education at Arizona State University, and he brings his ideas, experiences, and deep understanding of reading instruction to teachers around the country as a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services.

Cyndi Giorgis is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is a former coauthor of the children's books column in The Reading Teacher and has served on both the Newbery and Caldecott Award committees. She has published and presented extensively on topics related to literature, reader response, and curriculum.

The Read Aloud as Experience
13 Good (Scientifically Based) Reasons to Read Aloud with Older Readers
Making Meaning with Text and Illustrations
Art Elements and Techniques in Picture Books
Setting the Stage
Performing Literature
Response Experience and Strategies
Questioning Our Questions
Sharing Informational and Chapter Books
Evaluating Responses to Literature
Generating Curriculum
Where Do We Go from Here?
Frank's 25 Favorite Illustrators
Frank's 25 Favorite Authors
Cyndi's 25 Favorite Authors
Cyndi's 25+ Favorite Illustrators
Frank's Current Top 25 Picture Books
Frank's Current Top 25 Favorite Chapter Books
Cyndi's Current Top 25 Picture Book Read Alouds
Cyndi's Current Top 25 Chapter Book Read Alouds
Professional References
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