Research on reading aloud
Two Different Communication Genres and Implications for Vocabulary Development and Learning to Read — Massaro, D. (2015). Journal of Literacy Research 2015, Vol. 47(4)
Chambers, A. (1991). The reading environment: how adults help children enjoy books. PETA
Krashen, S.D.(2004). The power of reading: insights from the research. 2d ed. Westport CT, Libraries Unlimited.
McPherson, K. (Oct 2008). Reading lifelong literacy links into the school library. Teacher librarian. 36 (1): 72-74. Reprinted from Dec 2005. (Available through EPIC MasterFile)
Mills, W. (Aug 2009). The Importance of reading aloud. Journal of reading, writing and literacy. Vol 4(2):64-78
Resources on reading aloud
Jim Trelease’s website — a mine of information about reading aloud, book lists of read-alouds, links to related websites, and author information, and brochures.
Mem Fox — a passionate advocate of reading aloud, demonstrates on her site how to read aloud and provides a wealth of articles and resources.
Read aloud 15 minutes — offers a wonderful selection of posters for download, a blog and lists of recommended books to read aloud.
Reading aloud — tips for parents and teachers — Literacy connections website a wide range of articles and links about reading aloud.
Reading is Fundamental: Reading aloud — articles and tips on reading aloud.
Ten read-aloud commandment — Mem Fox on successful reading aloud for parents.
World Read Aloud Day Activity pack — every year World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories.
Chambers, A. (1973). Introducing books to children. London, Heinemann.
Trelease, J. (2006). The read-aloud handbook. 6th ed. London, Penguin.
Layne, S. (2015). In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice. Stenhouse publishers