The Read-Aloud Handbook has ratings and reviews. Adrienne said: I have really mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, Trelease’s treas. The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children— revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby” upon its first publication. “It’s not the toys in the house that make the difference in children’s lives; it’s the words in their heads,” says Jim Trelease in The Read-Aloud Handbook.

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So let’s make it simple. Aimed at reluctant teen and preteen readers, it applies as well to reluctant adult readers—maybe to us all.

The Read-Aloud Handbook

I followed his recommendations at its one of the best parenting “tips” I have applied. The conclusions Trelease draws from apoud research he is citing are often a pretty big stretch.

Over and over, government regardless of party affiliation proved itself wrong, inaccurate, deceitful, duplicitous, contradictory, and unworthy of trust. Jim Trelease is a frequently cited author who has spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges of multimedia to print. While I’ve always known the general facts about the benefits of reading aloud and how accessibility to print in the home and parents who model reading leads to kids who love reading, much of the exact research was new and fascinating to me.

A great book can bridge a divide, facilitate a conversation, or simply create a moment of understanding for a shared life experience. For example, “In the nearly ten years since the arrival of the [Harry: Mike Hays January 4, With all the new technology now in place and billions of dollars in testing reda, we’ve made a one point improvement in reading scores since see chart. I also have earlier versions of The Read Aloud Handbook, because he does edit out a few titles with each new edition.

And, as you can see in the photo Handdbook snapped, she had all the body language down for talking on the phone and cooking at the same time. His recommendations always made for good think alouds and mentor texts.


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His mother and father had been giving him and his younger brother free prep classes all through their childhoods, from infancy into adolescence: However, I handboo, up reading the entire book and enjoying every page. This book contained some great information and helpful tips, but was a bit dry to read.

Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research including the good and bad news on digital learningThe Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers. I have kept an earlier version of it on my nightstand since my oldest daughter now eight was born.

Never too young to start reading and certainly never too old to enjoy a good story together.

Of the four hundred thousand students taking the A. Censorship and children’s literature Are they watch dogs or mad dogs? What other activity produces stronger gains in reading achievement and engagement?

Yeah, made me cry. Perhaps the most compelling parts of this book are the firsthand narratives treleaase the significance of reading aloud treleas childhood and the benefits gained from it. Sep 19, Jane Scholey rated it really liked it Shelves: A MUST for all parents of young children.

Every now and again when I receive new books to shelve, I come across one or quite a few that I pull aside to read for myself. Review “This book is about more than reading aloud. Jun 09, Kristin rated it it was ok. If you need proof, look no further than the half-page summary of events done by New York Times education columnist Michael Winerip in And what did we get trelesse the billions spent on testing?

Schramm’s Tead of Selection Check out the simple math equation explaining why some literate people read a lot and reead read very little. I thought I already understood the importance of reading aloud to children of all ages, but I am more convicted than ever! Matt Renwick January 6, Sometimes Christopher’s early reading experiences surface even in the biochemistry department, like the day after a Duke basketball loss and he remarked to his lunch mates, “I guess ‘there’s no joy in Mudville’ today.


Access to books is critical.

Matt Renwick’s Top Ten Takeaways from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Penguin, 2013)

To search this site, use the Google search engine to the left. Jay Mathews, the Washington Post’s long-time education writer, looked back on all the student achievement stories he’d done in twenty-two years and observed: Trelease’s information in that section is very interesting and that’s a practice that probably doesn’t really occur to many of us. Such fond memories that the books we share with our children can help create.

All kids eventually learn how to read, but not all kids learn to LOVE reading. Great post, thank you. Jim appreciates the posterity that eBooks will provide all titles.

Read Aloud was my favorite time of day as a teacher. This book had me in tears more than once.

I generally think of myself as a person who is somewhat familiar with quality children’s books, but many of the suggestions were new to me. Even b My initial thoughts about this book: No trivia or quizzes yet. More parents and teachers need to be aware of this necessary resource. Book about Books This is a fabulous book and reference. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I am devoted follower of the Read-Aloud Handbook, and I thought for sure Jim Trelease was officially retired, so imagine my delight when this seventh edition appeared on Amazon!

Also lists poetry and fables.

I picked up this book to be wowed with overwhelming evidence that I should be reading more to my kids. Mark Myers January 4,