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Jim Trelease on Reading

By March 18, 2004

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Jim Trelease, the author of "The Read-Aloud Handbook," is a strong literacy advocate. According to an article in the Redlands Daily News, Trelease feels that both the Oprah Winfrey Book Club and Harry Potter fan clubs have had a major impact in terms of motivating people to read.

"The Read Aloud Handbook" is an excellent book. Trelease provides a great deal of information about why it is so important to read aloud to your child and recommends numerous books. For more information and recommended read-alouds, see my directory of links.

What's your favorite read-aloud for three to five year olds? How about five to eight year olds? What about 9-12 year olds? Share your recommendations by posting a message on the About Children's Books Forumrecall recall
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May 30, 2008 at 1:56 pm
(1) Trait smith says:

I am a teacher at the 6th grade level and in the need of finding some sort of program or ideas to get my parents involved as literacy partners. If you could direct or theow any ideas my way I would really appriciate any information. Thank you very much for your time and effort in this matter.

Trait Smith
Emmet Belknap Middle school
Lockport, New York

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