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The Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource

The Ultimate Read-Aloud Resource

by Lester L. Laminack

"In this book, award-winning children”s author and acclaimed educator Lester L. Laminack provides guidelines, lessons, and resources for making every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional. Central to Laminack”s message is his breakthrough thinking about the value and importance of “Best Friend Books” - a small, carefully curated collection that you turn to repeatedly for specific teaching purposes. 
You”ll also find:
- Step by step lessons for “first visits” and “return visits” with recommended Best Friend Books—clear guidelines for digging deeply into the books and enriching students” understanding of content and craft.
- Links to an online resource bank that contains “Spotlight on Lester” videos and graphic organizers for you and downloadables for your students.
- “What the Research Says” boxes that point to studies supporting Laminack”s professional advice.
- A list of Laminack”s favorite Best Friend Books to date, annotated and alphabetically organized.
- “Home Visit” boxes that contain tips and tools for welcoming families into the work."

5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Interest Level
Grades K - 5
Scholastic Inc.
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About the Author

Lester L. Laminack Lester Laminack is Professor Emeritus from Western Carolina University where he taught writing workshop, children's literature, and reading.

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