5 Written Questions
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Make it like a daily vitamin for the children, read from a novel, a newspaper, a poem, a diary, a play.... just anything that will entertain them.
- Keep the children engaged. Discuss the illustrations, on the cover, and on each of the pages. Ask them "What do you think this is going to be about?" "What do you think is going to happen?" And keep them involved by asking them every so often, "What do you think is going to happen next?"
- Reading to fast!!!! Make sure that you read slowly enough for the child to build mental pictures of what you just read. Slow down so that the child can see the pictures. Reading too fast leaves no time for the reader to use vocal expression.
- Always say the title of the book, the name of the author, and the illustrator, no matter how many times that you have read the book.
- Set the children in a semi-circle around you, sit just above them, so that all the children can see, even the ones in the back row, who have to look over others' heads.
5 True/False Questions
Make the read aloud time special → Make it like a daily vitamin for the children, read from a novel, a newspaper, a poem, a diary, a play.... just anything that will entertain them.
Leave them asking for more → Leave them at the cliffhanger, laughing at a joke, crying along, then just say, "more tomorrow" But make sure that you then deliver.
Higher level books are great → If you think that the book is boring, then the children will know. You must read it all first.
Choose a book that is easy to read out loud → Unless you are dramatically gifted, long stories can be hard to read out loud.
Use lots of expression → If you can, and it fits, change the tone of your voice through out the story to fit the dialogue.