“Your read-aloud suggestions include so many of my favorite books! I love the quality of the illustrations and the connection that the materials make to children’s literature.”
The foundation of literacy lies in the unhurried time spent reading to and with our children.
The Read-Aloud Connection is a conversation devoted to the importance, the documented benefits, and the joy of the classroom read-aloud. This conversation includes articles on current research and best practice; book reviews; and ideas for incorporating children’s literature into the everyday work of your primary or elementary students.
While focus is placed on the Montessori classroom, it is our hope that the information shared will encourage read-alouds in all venues of early childhood learning, including the home. You are invited to share your experiences, ideas and comments.
More about our read-aloud suggestions
The human brain loves story. Using works of fiction and creative non-fiction as classroom read alouds engages the child’s interests, bringing information and knowledge to life for young learners. To that end, at least one work of fiction or creative non-fiction is suggested for each activity.