DID YOU KNOW THAT RESEARCH SHOWS READING ALOUD BUILDS VOCABULARY?

Fun, low cost and low prep activities for celebrating: 

  • Try to read aloud 15 minutes per day. Maybe once in class – and once at
    home! Use reading and home library building as family involvement
    opportunities! Read stories – read favorites again, find new favorites, try
    new styles and new authors! Explore the Cleveland Schools Book Fund
    collection!
  • Try a trip to the library! If not the public library then make a library time to
    pick books from your classroom collection! Make a display … or have
    students “make” the library by displaying favorites. Allowing children to
    select their own book encourages reading.
  • Try student-centered book recommendations – book commercials, book
    speed dating, my favorite story telling etc. as a way to entice readers to
    explore. Don’t forget to write book reports and collect books to take home.
  • Build a word wall of cool words from books . . . any words whether lesson
    aligned or not. Find fun, new or interesting words.
  • Create a class reading challenge – or challenge another class.
  • Click here to use the Cleveland Schools Book Fund videos on our website to supplement
    and extend your read-aloud moments.