Read-aloud sessions in classrooms were initiated for pre primary kids.
Read aloud is a celebration of imagination and creativity likely to spark a lifelong love for reading among kids. In recent weeks we initiated read-aloud sessions in classrooms, as we were not able to enjoy their progress while we were sending the recorded read-aloud sessions.
Read-aloud helps develop a strong awareness of the communicative possibilities of language, strengthening their vocabulary to increase their attention span primarily through listening. Children recognize the arrangement of printed text and hear new words in new contexts.
During the first story, children understood the importance of knowing the title of the story and learnt who is an author. Subsequently they were introduced to different aspects of read-aloud and not just listening to a story in a mundane way. Children learnt character assimilation and were able to etch out the characters and their contribution to the story. They then translated the entire story very beautifully into a drawing,
During read-aloud children learnt to anticipate variables rather than think from a single perspective.