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Shared Reading
 

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Dr. Janet Allen has written extensively about the benefits of shared reading -- especially at the middle and high school levels. Among the benefits of shared reading, Allen notes, is that it can motivate students to read more and improve their reading and writing vocabularies. Shared reading can change the entire atmosphere of a classroom, Allen adds.

Learn More About Shared Reading
Click the first link below to read an Education World article about shared reading. The links that follow relate to the benefits of reading aloud to students. At the bottom of the page, you will find additional links to shared-reading resources on the Web.

Shared Reading: Listening Leads to Fluency and Understanding
Many teachers use shared-reading -- an approach to teaching reading that engages students and makes them better readers. Included: Reading expert Dr. Janet Allen and two teachers offer tips for a successful start to shared reading.

Reading Aloud -- Are Students Ever Too Old?
Do you read aloud to your students? Is there ever a time when students are too old to be read to? Many teachers are firm believers in reading aloud -- even at upper grade levels.

Reading Aloud -- Is It Worth It?
Are the benefits of reading aloud worth the time? Many teachers believe reading aloud enhances classroom instruction and improves academic achievement -- and recent research supports their beliefs. Included: Jim Trelease on the value of reading aloud.

 

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Learn More About Shared Reading
The following Web links also provide valuable information about the shared-reading strategy.

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