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Stenhouse Publishers: In Defense of Read-Aloud - Preview online

Reading aloud is best practice

"In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice" by Steven Layne
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"The practice of reading aloud to children may be viewed by some educators as an "extra"—a bit of fluff used solely for the purposes of enjoyment or filling a few spare minutes. But researchers and practitioners stand in solidarity: the practice of reading aloud throughout the grades is not only viable but also best practice."