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Read Aloud Lessons

Open book illustration to promote the Rendell Center's Read Aloud Lessons

Companion materials with helpful reflections essential to cultivating successful and engaging read alouds for our youngest citizens

A key part of our mission is to infuse literature-based civics learning into everyday practice. Our Read Aloud Lessons are designed to give you titles and insights about the selected book to enhance your read aloud session and present civics learning in a fun, memorable way.

The Power of Read Alouds

Reading aloud helps students learn how to use language and retain key points of the story. It improves their information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. As you read aloud, variations in your pitch, tone, pace, volume, pauses, and eye contact help produce a fluent and enjoyable delivery. The addition of questions and comments in your sessionprovided in our downloadable lessonshelps create a more fulfilling experience for everybody!

We’ll add new downloadable lessons on a regular basis. We are happy to work with you to develop custom lessons as well. Contact Beth Specker for more information: bspecker@rendellcenter.org.