In Episode 7, literacy experts Sharon and Phil Callen talk about the power of reading aloud for literacy growth and development in young people.

What do we mean by ‘Read Alouds’? These are texts that are often beyond the independent reading ability of children, and are read by a fluent adult reader – preferably by the teacher at school or a parent at home. 

They talk about their own experiences as well as the role of the teacher and the student in ensuring this powerhouse experience can do it’s maximum work, for little energy, cost and/or time. It is a surprisingly underutilised strategy across the primary years of schooling. 

Used every day. intertwined with the literacy mini lesson, and linked to daily independent reading, reading aloud has a big impact on literacy growth and development. 

Teachers can’t afford to not have this true, integrated task in their daily repertoire of experiences.
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