Ultimate Read Aloud Resource, The (2/e)

  • Title:Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource, The (2/e)
  • Author:Lester Laminack
  • Publication Date:November 2019
  • Grade Level:K-5
  • ISBN:9781338594942
  • Publisher:Scholastic

In this book, award-winning children’s author and acclaimed educator Lester L. Laminack provides guidelines, lessons, and resources for making every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional. Central to Laminack’s message is his breakthrough thinking about the value and importance of “Best Friend Books” – a small, carefully curated collection that you turn to repeatedly for specific teaching purposes.

You’ll also find:

  • Step by step lessons for “first visits” and “return visits” with recommended Best Friend Books—clear guidelines for digging deeply into the books and enriching students’ understanding of content and craft.
  • Links to an online resource bank that contains “Spotlight on Lester” videos and graphic organizers for you and downloadables for your students.
  • “What the Research Says” boxes that point to studies supporting Laminack’s professional advice.
  • A list of Laminack’s favorite Best Friend Books to date, annotated and alphabetically organized.
  • “Home Visit” boxes that contain tips and tools for welcoming families into the work.

Author Bio

Lester Laminack is Professor Emeritus from department of Birth-Kindergarten, Elementary and Middle Grades Education, at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Lester is now a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States. His academic publications include several books including: The Writing Workshop: Working Through the Hard Parts; Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature; Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum; Cracking Open the Author's Craft and Unwrapping the Read Aloud. Lester is also the author of six children's books including: Saturdays and Tea Cakes, Jake's 100th Day of School, Snow Day!, and Three Hens and a Peacock.

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