Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Make Oral Reading Engaging!

I was fortunate enough to see the author of Stormy Night, Salina Yoop, demonstrate a fun way to engage young children in her books. In the video below I have included some of her techniques like using bubble wrap to mimic rain and waving a paper for the sound of wind. 

Additionally, I helped my young friend understand the feelings of the main character by having him find a stuffed animal to cuddle during the reading of the book. This helps children understand that book characters have feelings and is a valuable first step in identifying lessons that books can teach us. 

You will see suggestions in the upper left corner as I read in the video below. These can be applied to any book.

Standards Alignment:
NAEYC - 2.E.04, 2.J.06.
Head Start - III.D., VII.A.

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