Read Aloud Hints
Now we know how teachers feel.
Smile, tell the kids your name, and tell them something interesting
Explain why you are reading.
Tell the children that reading is important because it is a life
Pick a book you enjoy.
Explain why you picked the book.
Think about the kids...will they like the book?
Practice reading the book in front of a mirror.
Introduce the book.
Give the title and author.
Show the book cover, the illustrations, and ask questions.
Answer the children's questions.
Use inflection in your voice!
Get the children's attention!
Ask questions as you read. (Key questions)
Have the children predict what will happen next in the story.
Have a good time! (This should be enjoyable for you too!)
Discuss the book.
Ask questions and encourage answers! e.g. (Did you like the book?,
Which character was your favorite?, Did you like the ending? and Can
you make up a different ending to the story?)
Leave with a smile on your face!
Tell the children that you would love to read to them again!
You have just done something wonderful!
Feel good about what you have just done!
Next time you will even be BETTER.