Among many other benefits, reading aloud to young children
is a strong predictor of how easily they will learn to read.
Many parents are uncertain how to read to their
children. This is especially true if
they were never read to themselves. For
this reason, we have developed a simple handout that guides parents through
what we know to be the best practices
for reading aloud. When they follow the
activity guide, parents will do much more than simply read the words of the
text. They will help their children
print and book awareness
oral expression skills
translating spoken words into drawn
For more information about how the Guided Reading Activity Sheet was used by ScienceStart! parents who participated in our Early Reading First Grant, view the article "The Case For A Preschool Lending Library"
View our Guided Reading Activity Sheet that supports best practices in reading aloud to children.