G.J. Whitehurst, M Senechal, C.E. Snow, A.G. Bus, and many other leading literacy researchers agree that ‘Read Aloud’ (often referred to as shared book-reading) lifts a child’s ability to recognise letters, understand that print represents the spoken word and expands their understanding of syntax.
Their research demonstrates that a child’s understanding of story structure, literacy conventions and grammar are supported by Read Aloud experiences.