• SCASD Librarians' Top Tips for Read-Aloud
    • Read as often as you can, but picking a traditional time each day will help start the habit.
    • Pick a read-aloud that you enjoy yourself; listeners always pick up on a reader's enthusiasm for a book or story which makes the entire experience more enjoyable for everyone.
    • Encourage the child to be involved in the reading
      • Ask them to turn pages
      • Ask questions such as, "What do you think is going to happen next?"
      • For the books a child asks to have read repeatedly, pause at a key phrase or word and let your child provide the next word(s).
    • Use plenty of expression when you read.  Try different voices for different characters.
    • Children are never too old for read-alouds.  For reluctant readers, read something they might not be able to read on their own but will engage them on an interest and maturity level that will hold their attention.
    • For more ideas, Jim Trelease is the read-aloud guru:

     Additional Read-Aloud Tips

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    Suggestions of What to Read-Aloud

    • Younger Readers
      • Biscuit Series by Alyssa Satin Capucilli (great for kindergarten kids)
      • Mr. Putter and Tabby Series by Cynthia Rylant (great for primary kids)
      • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett
      • Stuart Little by EB White
      • Ralph S. Mouse by Beverly Cleary
      • Anything by Mo Willems!
      • You Read to Me, I'll Read to You series by Mary Ann Hoberman
      • Humphrey Series by Betty Birney (great choice for intermediate kids)
    • Older Elementary to Adult  (Yes, even older "kids" like to have books read to them!)
    • Any book by Andrew Clements (great for 5th grade kids)
    • Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
    • Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
    • Hoot by Carl Haissen
    • Bunnicula by James Howe

    Schlow Centre Region Library - Recommended Reading Lists, sorted by topic and available for download in pdf

    Multnomah County Library: Books to Read-Aloud for younger, intermediate and older listeners

Last Modified on June 30, 2019