Read Aloud Wednesdays: Join Me in Sharing a Love of Reading Each Week

If I was asked the question- What's the best thing I could do to educate my child?- my unequivocal answer would be Read, Read, Read. Read real books and read often. Read aloud. Have them read independently. Discuss the books. Absorb the books.

The fact is that there is no way that you can possibly teach all content to your children. You just can't. But if your kids are avid readers, they can learn anything. Reading is invaluable.

I love to talk about reading- especially about reading aloud- because it's so beneficial. And so I wanted to incorporate this love of reading aloud into this year's blog posts. Introducing: Read Aloud Wednesdays.


Here's how it will work. Each Wednesday I'll be sharing a post about reading aloud. We'll look at some of the benefits of reading aloud, how to set up a family read aloud time, when to read aloud, what older kids can do when you read aloud, what little ones can do while you read aloud. I'll also share some great resources for reading aloud and for book discussions. Once a month, on the last Wednesday in the month, I'll share a specific book along with some talking points and questions for that book. I'll also talk about using a story chart and give one for each book I share. Here are the books I'll be discussing each month.
  • January: The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  • February: The Bronze Bow by Elizabeth George Speare
  • March: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
  • April: Poppy by Avi
  • May: Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • June: The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
  • July: The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
  • August: Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • September: A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L'Engle
  • October: The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  • November: The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • December: The Moffats by Eleanor Estes




With each month's book discussion, I'll be sending out a printable discussion guide to email subscribers, so if you'd like to be added to that list, you can do that here.



There is also going to be a linky up each Wednesday at Read Aloud Wednesdays. Please link up any read aloud posts. You can share with us books you've been reading aloud or any resources for reading aloud that you've posted on your own blog. If you link up, please link back to As We Walk Along the Road, and use the Read Aloud Wednesdays button in your post or on your sidebar.


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I'm very excited about this new series, and I'm really looking forward to having you all join me as we share with each other. Next week we'll jump into our series by looking at some great benefits of reading aloud. See you then!



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