A 9 page research paper that presents how a student researching this topic might summarize the classroom experience of reading aloud Rosemary Wells' 'The Fisherman and His Wife,' which is a retelling of a Grimms' fairy tale, to a class of Kindergarten students. The writer details this hypothetical experience and suggests topics to be addressed in future presentations of the book. Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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topics to be addressed in future presentations of the book. Bibliography lists 5 sources. 00readal.rtf Reading Aloud in Kindergarten Children ? May, 2000 ?
properly! Even as children begin to master reading skills and become capable of reading to themselves, experienced teachers such as Baumgartner
(2000) emphasize that there should be a place within a classroom literacy program for reading aloud. He asserts that it is being read to that best serves to inspire a
love of reading. This, of course, should start as early as possible as it is through reading aloud that one can best transmit to young students a sense of the
enjoyment that can be derived from reading. This is because reading is far more then just associating a phonetic sound with a certain letter?"Reading is understanding a message" (Baumgartner, 2000,
p. 29). Phonics, decoding, and increasing comprehension are all significant factors of reading instruction; however, experts agree that these elements of reading should be played down until after the
child has obtained an accurate comprehension of what books are, what purposes they serve and why it is important to learn to read (Baumgartner, 2000). Reading aloud is definitely the
best way to transmit this understanding to young children. Reading instruction for young children should consist of short, exciting and fun skill activities that are surrounded by longer periods of
being "read to" and practicing other communication skills such as listening, speaking, and experimenting with writing (Baumgartner, 2000). Jalongo and Ribblett (1997) state that research has indicated that it represents
a significant breakthrough in the literacy process when a child becomes so familiar with the text of a favorite book that he or she can tell when a portion has