Why Reading Aloud Never Gets Old
Research shows that reading aloud to your students—even long after they’re reading independently—benefits learners of all ages.
November 4, 2021
All too many educators abandon read-alouds past elementary school, but research shows that the practice can have a powerful impact on older kids too. From teachers modeling their thinking process while reading in front of the class to parsing academic texts in other subjects, creating a culture of reading starts with reading out loud.
Learn more about the resources cited in the video:
- 2019 report on the rise of the read-aloud from Scholastic
- 2013 study on the potential impact of read-alouds on middle school reading achievement, by Jennifer K. Marchessault and Karen H. Larwin
- 2019 study on how lack of knowledge can become a barrier to reading comprehension, by Tenaha O’Reilly, Zuowei Wang, and John Sabatini
- 2019 article for Edutopia on the benefits of reading aloud to middle school students, by Kasey Short