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
  • Voice
  • Repetition
  • Economy of words
  • If they rhyme, they rhyme perfectly
  • Read well on repeat

Your Instructor

Matthew C. Winner
Matthew C. Winner

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.

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