Read aloud Tips
The following read aloud tips guarantee a standing ovation!
Tips for choosing books
Selecting books is often an overwhelming process for new and seasoned volunteers, alike. There are hundreds of thousands of children’s books out there, so how do you know which ones your class will enjoy?
How many books do you bring for a 30 minute read aloud?
The attention spans of students will vary by grade. We estimate spending about 6 – 10 minutes, per book. The total time includes reading the story, pausing for illustrations, asking engaging questions and interacting with the audience. Having said that, it is recommended that you prepare 5-6 books for your first few classroom read alouds. You never really know what the students are going to like or how much time a story may take with your students. It is better to err on being over-prepared and have a few book options, just I case! Once you get in your groove with the class, you will be able to plan accordingly.
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