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From: Donald/Deborah Peters (csmpeter@erols.com)
Date: Mon Oct 01 2001 - 17:53:54 EDT

  • Next message: William Dolbow: "Re: [Teacher-TalkNovel] books-on-tape"

        I read out loud to my students all the time. They complain if I
    don't. It allows them to become engrossed in the book. I also use
    children's lit (read aloud) on a regular basis. It is a very satisfying
    way to teach.
    Debbie Peters

    Englishteacher5@aol.com wrote:

    > I've seen some of the older posts discussing reading out loud to our
    > classes. I think this is a very important factor. We have different
    > types of learners, so the reading may help some aural learners. In
    > addition, this also gives them a sense of how language should sound.
    > I find in my internship classes that many of these students don't
    > quite understand the way standard English is supposed to sound. By
    > giving them lots of examples of different dialects, we will expand
    > their own knowledge of the language.
    > This also can help when discussing a book. I think for many students,
    > they are able to form opinions, but they can't always pinpoint where
    > that opinion came from. If we, as teachers, state our opinions on a
    > novel and back it up by reading an exceprt, that models appropriate
    > discussion techniques, makes the students better critical thinkers
    > and teaches them debating skills.
    > Michelle Burt



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