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RAR #153: Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook, 8th Edition

RAR #153: Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook, 8th Edition

Update: 2020-05-041
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In today’s episode, I’m joined by the woman who recently faced the daunting challenge of updating Jim Trelease’s much beloved Read-Aloud Handbook.



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Cyndi Giorgis takes us behind the scenes of updating The Read-Aloud Handbook, and some of the interesting (and most surprising!) bits what she learned during the process.


In this episode, you’ll hear:



  • what’s in the Read-Aloud Handbook‘s whole new chapter (it’s a good one)

  • updates about audiobooks and other technology

  • the most important thing Cyndi learned in her research about reading aloud


I also answer a listener question about the best picture book treasuries to invest in right now. (We’ve updated our list of favorite picture book treasuries.)


Click the play button below to start listening:



Listener Guide:


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2:16 WOW! Writers on Writing
3:40 Best bang-for-your-buck treasuries
7:02 Meet Cyndi Giorgis and The Read-Aloud Handbook
8:20 Working with Jim Trelease
9:55 A daunting task
11:09 Visual Literacy
14:13 Graphic novels
15:45 Living in technological times
16:48 Time spent reading to our children is a gift
19:18 The influence of dads
21:42 Recommendation time!
26:58 Balancing classics and new books
28:56 The impact of ‘The Read-Aloud Handbook’
34:00 Let the Kids Speak

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Quotes to remember:



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“Read it to me is a test. Let me read it to you is a gift.” – Katherine Paterson


“The Read-Aloud Handbook was the first time I realized that reading-aloud was a good all unto its own, not just something you do until your kids can read to themselves.” – Sarah Mackenzie


“It’s not about teaching a child to read, but rather about offering children the pleasure of reading.” – Cyndi Giorgis


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RAR #153: Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook, 8th Edition

RAR #153: Jim Trelease’s Read-Aloud Handbook, 8th Edition

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