The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition

The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition

by Jim Trelease


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For more than two decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read- Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies and the reasoning behind them for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780143037392
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/25/2006
Series: Read-Aloud Handbook Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.81(d)
Age Range: 18 - 17 Years

About the Author

Before retiring from the lecture circuit in 2008, Jim Trelease spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges of multimedia to print. Initially self-published in 1979, The Read-Aloud Handbook has had seven American editions as well as British, Australian, Japanese, Chinese, Indonesian, and Spanish editions. Trelease is also the editor of two popular read-aloud anthologies for Penguin: Hey! Listen to This, for grades K-4, and Read All About It! , for preteens and teens.In 2010, Penguin Books named The Read-Aloud Handbook as one of the seventy-five most important books it published in its seventy-five-year history.

Table of Contents

The Read-Aloud Handbook Acknowledgments
1. Why Read Aloud?
2. When to Begin (and End?) Read-Aloud
3. The Stages of Read-Aloud
4. The Do's and Dont's of Read-Aloud
5. Sustained Silent-Reading: Reading Aloud's Natural Partner
6. In Their Own Words 7. The Print Climate in the Home, School, and Library
8. Lessons from Oprah, Harry, and the Internet
9. TV, Audio, and Technology: Hurting or Helping Literacy?
Treasury of Read-Alouds How to Use the Treasury
Wordless Books
Predictable Books
Reference Books
Picture Books
Short Novels
Full-Length Novels
Fairy and Folk Tales

Subject Index for the Text
Author-Illustrator Index for the Treasury

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The Read-Aloud Handbook 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a teacher of young students, I will use this book often to help me select appropriate books to read-aloud in my classroom. It would also be a very helpful reference book for new parents as it would help them select good books to read to their children. I'm glad I purchased it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a student striving for a Masters in Elementary Education, I found this book to be extremely useful in understanding the importance of reading to children and how reading impacts reading and academic success throughout schooliing. This book is great for parents and teachers alike. Jim Trelease points out important facts to understand behind a child's reading development, and how reading daily impacts learning. It was very easy to read and understand, many examples and stories in order to relate to, and a great resource in finding books that are right for your child or student at any given reading level.
Reader-Mom More than 1 year ago
This is a must-read for all parents and parents-to-be. In fact, I think it makes a great baby shower gift. Not only does it have excellent information on why it is important to read to your baby/child, the second half of the book is made up of lists of read-aloud suggestions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first checked this book out from the Library. I was so drawn to it that I purchased it. My boys are 8 & 10. I originally just thought it to be a brief description of books to read to the boys at bed time. It was so much more. I have implemented some of the suggestions such as SSR. I had tried this before but after reading the book realized why we failed. ALso love the idea about CC for the TV.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have purchased and given this book to several of my friends and parents. It shows the value of reading aloud to your child. It also give some suggestions for parents of reluctant listeners. It should be required reading for every parent.
gdesano on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a superb book full of very uself information for teachers, parents, and anyone around children. This book is exciting and current with celebrities and interviews. Great book
lilysea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I know this is supposed to be a beloved classic and all, but I found it annoying. I am all for reading to children (obviously), but the message of this book seemed to be more or less, "be a well-educated middle-class person and you will raise well-educated, middle-class people!"Goody for me.I get that reading is a wonderful, key part of kids' education, but to neglect the structural problems with schooling in the U.S., the fact that some parents really do struggle with literacy, with time for trips to the library, or the money to buy books is not helpful.It strikes me as a blame-the-victim approach to the problem of U.S. education--as if it were parents' fault when their kids are getting lousy educations and not learning.And the stories of kids who became rocket science geniuses all because their parents read them 20 book a day when they were infants? Even more annoying. What if my 20-books-a-day infant doesn't grow up to be a rocket scientist? Did I choose the wrong picture books?
justjill on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great resource for children's literature and tips on how and why to read to your children
jumcook on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Great book for parents to help their children find books they will enjoy.
kaelirenee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I've gotten excellent suggestions on how and what to read for my son, and even better suggestions on how to encorporate the love of reading into my library (an actual one that I'm a librarian in, not my home one). This should be given to parents right along with "What to expect when you're expecting."
mayaspector on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
We just hosted Jim Trelease (2/07) - what a fabulous speaker, and he 6th edition of the book is a must-read for parents.
bettyjo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Should be in every parents library. I give it as a standard baby gift.
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