Creating Stories that Read Aloud Well
Teacher librarian and children's literature specialist Matthew C. Winner joins 12 x 12 to talk about the MOST important aspect of a picture book -- how well it reads aloud. Matthew provides examples and talks about the characteristics of great read-alouds, including:
- Reader participation
- Economy of words
- If they rhyme, they rhyme perfectly
- Read well on repeat
Teacher librarian, blogger, and gamer Matthew C. Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Elkridge, Maryland. He is the co-founder and content director of All The Wonders, a children’s literature website and more, and host of the Let’s Get Busy podcast, a weekly podcast where Matthew talks to authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner or online at AllTheWonders.com.