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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Reading aloud  to 14year olds confers both academic and emotional benefits

Reading aloud to older children — even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves — has benefits both academic and emotional, says Jim Trelease, who could easily be called King of the Read-Aloud.... "Research indicates that motivation, interest, and engagement are often enhanced when teachers read aloud to middle school students," wrote research authors Lettie K. Albright and Mary Ariail.