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Read-Alouds for All Ages

From literary dinners, festive staged readings, and read-aloud sleepovers, there are countless ways incorporate reading aloud into your everyday routine. The benefits are clear: comprehension, vocabulary, and imagination are developed with each story told.

Reading aloud can advance teens’ listening and literacy skills by piquing their interest in new and/or rigorous material. It also builds what Trelease calls the ‘pleasure connection’ between the young person and the book and the person reading aloud. (School Library Journal)

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