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Librarian Recommended Children’s English Books - Read Aloud Videos - The Sakura Medal

Elephants Cannot Dance!

Once students are learned phonics this series of books become s delight to read. Straightforward text and engaging storyline. Equally fun for parent or child to read aloud.

Piggie would like to help his good friend Elephant to dance. But Elephants cannot dance. But there is nothing to say he cannot try !
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Reader Levels and Interests

Read Aloud Videos - Mr. Tim from The Magic Crayons reading his favourite books for your child or class
Chapter Book - A story book intended for intermediate readers, generally age 7-10
Early Reader - The first books that children will be able to read independently
Graphic Novels - A novel in comic-strip format. Synonyms: comic, comic book, cartoon; manga
Picture Books - A book containing many illustrations, especially one for children
Realistic Fiction -
High School - For readers of that age
Middle School - For readers of that age
Read Aloud Books - Great to a large class. ESL / EFL Dispatch Teacher Essentials
Jolly Phonics - Highly recommended for those learning to read

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How to Read Books Aloud

• Ensure all students / your children can see the book
• Allow students to settle before you begin reading. Turn of nearby computers or TVs to avoid distractions
• Allow time for students to absorb the illustrations on each page before reading the text
• Different voices for each character are engaging for students and fun for you if you are reading the story multiple times - if you can keep track of voices of the characters
• Inform your audience of the author and illustrator so they may ask for the story again and foster an interest in writers and drawing
• Take your time
• There is no need to be shy. Children will delight in listening to you

How often should you read with your child?
• Everyday
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