When teachers integrate and use large amounts of children’s literature in their Language Arts Curriculum, the benefits are significant:
- Reading aloud helps children to know and love many different authors.
- Reading aloud helps children learn about different genres and series.
- Reading aloud facilitates book choice because it increases children’s awareness of what’s available to them to read.
- Better knowledge of what’s available to read promotes greater reading volume.
- Shared reading experiences help students stretch their thinking and learn how to go more deeply into a text.
- Interacting with text in a supportive environment reminds children that reading is a pleasure centered activity.
This segment of the Literacy Builders website aims to provide you with recommendations and suggestions of titles and lessons that you can do using children’s literature.