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