10 Read Aloud Questions & Answers
My friend, Lori, is a reader-extraordinaire! She is also the kind of friend who oozes comfort, shares thought-filled replies, and encourages conversations about God, learning, creativity, and family. Lori enjoys needlecrafts. She has been a stay-at-mom, homeschool mom, and reading mom for 20+ years.
I asked Lori some questions about her out-loud reading times with her family. Read on and then share which answers inspired or helped you in your reading adventures.
1. What are the ages of your children?
- 24, 22, 21, 19, 16, and 13, and baby due in August 2012 (4 girls, 2 boys, pre-born child is a boy)
2. Do you have a particular goal you hope to achieve by reading out loud? If yes, how do you know when you’ve achieved it?
- Closeness with children. They like it!
3. At what age did you start reading out loud to your children? At what age did you stop?
- Since toddlers (maybe infants). Haven’t stopped yet.
4. Do your adult children enjoy reading out loud?
- My adult children read aloud with each other, with friends, and with me (except for the two boys).
5. What tips do you have so that adults can enjoy reading out loud? Or is reading aloud not best suited for adults?
- I like to read aloud, but don’t follow well when being read to. I think it depends on a person’s learning style, but also it is a developed skill.
6. What are some tips for adults regarding picking books for reading out loud?
- Just find something of common interest.
7. List your favourite, all-time read aloud books in the following genres:
- Henry Behn
- A Child’s Anthology of Poetry
- Classic Poetry: An Illustrated Collection
- Wings from the Wind
8. What are your favourite read aloud authors?
- Louise May Alcott
- Susan Fletcher
- Madeleine L’Engle
- C.S. Lewis
- M.I McAllister
- L.M. Montgomery
- Trenton Lee Stewart
- Rosemary Sutcliff
- Walter Wangerin
- P.G. Wodehouse
9. What 3 books would you recommend all adults read out loud with someone?
- The Castle Corona
- The Lion, The Witch , And The Wardrobe
- Bible (great to read aloud, alone, or in your head)
10. Anything else you want to mention? One thing I didn’t mention as a standby read aloud book would be a good children’s illustrated Bible story collection. I have several that are falling apart from use and am looking forward to a new one! I think I want to get “The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name” by Sally Lloyd Jones.
Your Turn . . . What is your best read aloud tip? . . . Do you have a reading question for Lori?
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THANKS, Lori, for doing this interview.