Power Up Your Read-Alouds: Building Reading Excitement through Technology, 1st Edition

  • Andrea Paganelli
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440865213
  • ISBN-13: 9781440865213
  • DDC: 372.45
  • 166 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released September 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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I wish my learners would be as excited about reading as they are about technology is a lament frequently sung by those who support reading development. There is no debate that reading is fundamental and that reading aloud strongly supports lifelong reading engagement. Technology, however, is ubiquitous, and engagement with it is essential for our success. Reading and technology are therefore in competition for learners' attention, but by combining them, facilitators can create engaging digital read-aloud programs to enhance the learning experience. Digital read-aloud can be used with multiple age groups, in a variety of settings, and with differing degrees of expense and technology complexity. Since these myriad options can be overwhelming, however, the author details the background, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of technology-infused read-aloud for reading support persons, school librarians, public librarians, instructional librarians, teachers, and professors.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Digital Read-Aloud: Creating the Experience.
1: Reading Aloud: A Brief History and the Issues and Importance of Technology Inclusion.
2: Knowing Your Audience Is Key to Planning for Digital Read-Aloud.
3: Planning for a Digital Read-Aloud.
4: Implementation of the Digital Read-Aloud.
5: Reflection on the Digital Read-Aloud.
Examples of Digital Read-Aloud Experiences.
6: Language Arts.
7: Math.
8: Science.
9: History/Social Studies.
10: Visual Performing Arts.
Works Cited.
Further Reading.
About the Author.