[...] he follows a defined process concerning read-aloud chapter book selections for his class, which does involve student input. Experts describe reading aloud as more important than flashcards, dittos, homework, assessments, and book reports, and it is far less expensive than scripted programs, which often require substantial investments for materials and support staff (Hoffman, Roser, & Battle, 1993; Trelease, 2001). [...] interactive read-alouds encourage student participation and open the door to effective vocabulary instruction, while promoting both oral language development and listening comprehension (Fisher, Flood, Lapp, & Frey, 2004; Hickman, Pollard-Durodola, & Vaughn, 2004).
Student Voices and Teacher Choices Maureen P Boyd; Meredith K Devennie Childhood Education; Spring 2009; 85, 3; Docstoc pg.
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