Read Aloud Support

Our Read-Aloud Guide and additional support help make the most of your read aloud time - inside and outside the classroom.

Parent Reading aloud

Read-Aloud Guide

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Read-Aloud Guide (Spanish)
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Sound Spelling

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On the following presentation you will hear the sounds of 45 phonemes (sounds) and see their corresponding graphemes (spellings).

Five Plus One Pillars of Reading Development

Join RIF for a webinar to deepen understanding of reading development. Participants will learn about the five pillars of reading development identified by the National Reading Panel (2000) which are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Additional Read Aloud Tips

Below are a set of short videos (thank you to our RIF summer interns!)  that provide tips and ideas on maximizing your time reading to children. 

Choosing appropriate books

Introducing a book

Building book background knowledge

Creating interest with a picture walk

Building engagement with showmanship

Testing comprehension with questions