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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. 

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