The Read-Aloud Handbook has ratings and reviews. Adrienne said: I have really mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, Trelease’s treas. The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children— revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby” upon its first publication. “It’s not the toys in the house that make the difference in children’s lives; it’s the words in their heads,” says Jim Trelease in The Read-Aloud Handbook.

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The book also offers useful information for facilitating and encouraging good reading habits in children and teens, while still preserving the fun factor in reading. It also helps that my wife and I take her to a toddler reading program at our local library.

View all 4 comments. For example, quoted from page 32, “Listening comprehension feeds reading comprehension.

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If you don’t want to buy the book, you can get a lot of the info at this website: I was raised by two hyper-intelligent people who were the most hands off parents you could meet, they were voracious readers and as a direct result I am a voracious reader. Why isn’t common sense enough? I will also post the questions on Twitter using the ptchat hashtag so anyone can join us from home. It comes down to simple arithmetic: The titles we are exchanging during this book club will end up in these boxes.

Sometimes it was hard to determine if a child was not reading at home, but I was trying to get them into the reading club so Reax kept encouraging and connecting. Jim Trelease is a frequently cited author who has spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges handbopk multimedia to print. I have three loves: The Read-Aloud Handbook offers useful hints as to why the experience is so mutually rewarding and how to make it work.


Jim Handgook Treasury of Read-Alouds offers hundreds of choices for all ages. Tom Parker recommends it all the time. The many anecdotes of inspiring educators and parents made me think. He’s the former admissions director for Williams College who is now at Amherst College, two of the most prestigious colleges in America. For handbook readers, the best way to foster jin in the home is to read aloud to them every day for at least fifteen minutes.

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IN doing so, he’s won the applause of both teachers and parents for his pleas in behalf of literacy efforts that contain less “pain” and more focus on turning books into friends, not enemies. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Which is just one example of the ridiculous walls teachers run into again and again and Looking for More Great Reads? If you have children of any age, this is a must-read and must-own book! The overall message “The more you read, the better you get at it; the better you get at it, the more you like it; and the more you like it, the more you do it” is so key for raising readers. Feb 28, Katie Chatfield rated it it was amazing. I continued much of this in 3rd grade, but of course added different things to my guided teaching.

The “Treasury of Read-Alouds” that comprises the second half of this book salvages the first half, which is basically Trelease’s excuse to spout opinions on all aspects of parenting.

The rest of it contains reading lists with summaries about the books, which is a great help for picking out books your children will love.

If you don’t think that’s a very interesting alouc, you should just sit down and read the book; you’ll be converted.

Thanks for sharing your story, Mark. The best part of the treasury is the reading comprehension age level suggestions. I can be more purposeful now as I go to the library rather than picking up whatever looks interesting at the time.


Any problems or queries about this site should be directed to: Complete with new children’s titles and recomendations, as well as old favorites, this EDITION has the latest news on reading aloud, SSR, libraries in the e-book age, boys’ learning habits, and the latest findings on digital learning good news and bad. May 17, Christina DeVane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Go read to a kid today!

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There are four consistent factors present in nearly every home environment of early readers They will be installed in our surrounding school community. God help the children with those public servants in charge. The rest of the book are lists of books, with This book is a great reference when you want to know what would be a good book to read aloud to your children.

Plus, his lengthy list of read aloud recommendations spanning from picture books to high school-level novels is stellar. Recommended to Tyler by: This book is wonderful. Avg of books in a Beverly Hills home? I was lucky enough to hear Jim Trelease speak about this difference when my son was in preschool.

Gives helpful tips to parents reluctant to read or uncomfortable doing so. I am devoted follower of the Read-Aloud Handbook, and I thought for sure Jim Trelease was officially retired, so imagine my delight when this seventh edition appeared on Amazon! Our school is making strides in this area by putting up Little Free Libraries www. Eventually, if that’s a wonderful experience for them, they’ll start to read themselves.

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