Our Read Aloud Lessons are designed to give you insights about the selected book to enhance your read aloud session and present civics learning in a fun, memorable way.
A key part of our mission is to infuse literature-based civics learning into everyday practice. Our Read Aloud Lessons are designed to give you titles and insights about the selected book to enhance your read aloud session and present civics learning in a fun, memorable way.
The Power of Read Alouds
Reading aloud helps students learn how to use language and retain key points of the story. It improves their information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension. As you read aloud, variations in your pitch, tone, pace, volume, pauses, and eye contact help produce a fluent and enjoyable delivery. The addition of questions and comments in your session—provided in our downloadable lessons—helps create a more fulfilling experience for everybody!
We’ll add new downloadable lessons on a regular basis and we are happy to work with you to develop custom lessons, as well.
Download Read Aloud Lessons
Discover more free, downloadable lessons and tools for teachers. Also check out Maggie’s Civics Corner for lessons you can put right into your daily civics teaching.
- Maggie’s Civics Corner
- Literature-based Mock Trials
- John Lewis’ March Books Trilogy
- First Amendment Exercises
- Monthly Civics Themes
The Rendell Center will also work with you to create custom lessons to support your civics teaching.