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by Jim Trelease

  • ISBN: 014312160X
  • Author: Jim Trelease
  • ePub ver: 1980 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 384
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; 7 edition (June 25, 2013)
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  • Category: Education
  • Subcategory: Schools & Teaching
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Before retiring from the lecture circuit in 2008, Jim Trelease spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges of multimedia to print.

Before retiring from the lecture circuit in 2008, Jim Trelease spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges of multimedia to print.

The Read-Aloud Handbook book.

About the Book Published by Penguin Books in 1982, The Read-Aloud Handbook spent 17 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list.

Jim Trelease (born March 23, 1941), also known as James Joseph Trelease, is an educator and author who stresses reading aloud to children as a way to instill in them the love of literature. Jim Trelease was born on March 23 in Orange, New Jersey to George Edward and Jane (Conlan) Trelease, a Cornish American family. In 1945, his family moved to Union, New Jersey where he attended St. Michael Parish School. In 1952, his family moved to North Plainfield, New Jersey.

I admit I sometimes hesitate to read the same book, even though I know repetition is important, because someone always says, We read that book already!

I admit I sometimes hesitate to read the same book, even though I know repetition is important, because someone always says, We read that book already! I tend to interpret it as a complaint, but it could very well be they just think I don’t know what I’m doing. I have found that when given the choice, children will choose to read a book again. Building Vocabulary While Reading

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to. .

It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers

A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children-revised and updated.

The classic million-copy bestselling handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by "Dear Abby" upon its first publication in 1982, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease’s beloved classic for more than three decades to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. It has also been a staple in schools of education for new teachers. This updated edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook discusses the benefits, the rewards, and the importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research (including the good and bad news on digital learning), The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.
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You already believe in reading aloud and feel comfortable enough doing it... so do you really need a Read Aloud Handbook? You probably don't NEED it, but I think you'll be grateful to have this book. As both a parent of young children and as a teacher of low-income middle school students (on a break to stay at home while my kids are young), I'm getting so much from it.

The biggest lure for me was the Handbook's "Treasury" - the annotated list of great read-aloud books that makes up the last third of the Handbook. I get overwhelmed when selecting books and wanted to be able to choose from a list of reliably loveable books for my children, as well as to make sure I wasn't missing any especially good choices for my middle school students. I'm pleased with the Treasury so far, both in the quality of books described and in the range of ages represented (There are a great few pages on reading to infants in Ch. 3 and any age toddler-8th grade should find several great recommendations in the Treasury). The bulk of the books described are picture books, short novels, and longer novels (100 pages and up), but there are some recommendations for poetry and reference books as well.

The first 170 pages of the Handbook covers topics like why we should be reading aloud, suggestions for reading aloud at each stage of development from infant up, tips for Sustained Silent Reading, and good and bad news about the growing dependence on digital reading. I'm surprised at how much I enjoyed these chapters. Here's what I loved:
* Inspiring: Trelease gives more than a sales-pitch for reading aloud - he makes the love and joy of reading with children contagious. I was already "sold" on reading aloud, but feel re-energized to make read-alouds more frequent and more fun.
* Challenging: The many anecdotes of inspiring educators and parents made me think. A teacher of 3 and 4 year olds reads chapter books as well as picture books... am I right to have assumed my 3 year old can't handle hearing a chapter book yet? And a mother read to her young child at meals as long a duration as the child showed interest... where can I work in more fun reading to our days? I could go on.
* Filled with practical suggestions: Some examples: great specific book recommendations when transitioning from picture books to novels, an anecdote of a clever ipod/text program for struggling readers, what we can learn from Oprah, and of course many practical dos and don'ts while reading aloud (before, during, and after reading). Several seem common sense, but they're still helpful.
* Readable: This reads like a conversation with a knowledgeable veteran educator who has formed strong opinions after years of getting to know how kids learn. It's filled with research, but not at all dense.

I'd also recommend Pam Allyn's What to Read When. There's not too much overlap; its book recommendations are more about teaching or opening up conversations on many different topics while the suggestions in Trelease's book are more about learning to love to read. Both are helpful to me.
This review is 14 years in the making. I bought an earlier version of this book when my son was just 4 years old after having the good fortune of hearing Jim Trelease lecture at Pasadena City College. It is a great guide of how to teach your kids the LOVE of reading. All kids eventually learn how to read, but not all kids learn to LOVE reading. I was lucky enough to hear Jim Trelease speak about this difference when my son was in preschool. I followed his recommendations at its one of the best parenting "tips" I have applied. All three of my kids are avid readers and eloquent speakers, as a result. Jim Trelease includes a comprehension level reading list with a short synopsis on each read aloud book. I learned that a child's comprehension level is 2-3 years above his reading level. Therefore, let your 4 year-old read Hop-on-Pop on his own to practice, but a parent should read aloud Charlotte's Web or Charlie and the Chocolate in their daily story time, for example. I hope I can convey the importance of understanding how to effectively read-aloud to your kids, but you'd have to read Trelease's book for yourself to get the big picture. Now my son is 18 years old and will be off to college this Fall. I'm confident that his love of reading will open many more doors and opportunities for him.
I've been giving this book to all first time parents I know for many years. Explains the importance of family reading and the benefits to both the child(ren) and parents, and why to start very early and continue well beyond when they learn to read. Improves child's vocabulary, teaches them to focus on something and sit still for awhile which is very helpful school preparation. But most importantly, reading becomes a wonderful, loving bond between parents and children, not to mention creates life-long readers. Gives helpful tips to parents reluctant to read or uncomfortable doing so. Treasury of books at the back is useful, too.
I am devoted follower of the Read-Aloud Handbook, and I thought for sure Jim Trelease was officially retired, so imagine my delight when this seventh edition appeared on Amazon! To make things even better, there is tremendous amount of new material in this edition. I have read the sixth edition front to back multiple times (I even did a blog series reviewing it chapter by chapter), and I have a copy of the first edition that I found at the used bookstore, but now I think I might have to invest in copies of editions 2, 3, 4 and 5 as well! Trelease really does replace at least 40 percent of the content and significantly revise the book list. This is definitely worth ordering if you already have a previous edition.
Love Jim Trelease and I have his older edition of the book. He gives you suggestions and statitics of why you need to read to children at the earliest age possible. Almost half of the book is suggusted reading.
I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5 was because he didn't really add too many more books from the last edition and the reason I bought it was to get more book ideas.

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