On the Horns of a Dilemma: Is Reading Aloud Bad Pedagogy?
AbstractIn this anecdotal article, the author asks whether reading aloud in the classroom is an appropriate student-centered method of teaching reading. To answer this question, the article describes how using this method to study Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men provides structural, sociolinguistic, cultural, and stylistic knowledge through a combination of explanation (in which the teacher provides necessary background information) and active engagement (in which the students answer questions and perform tasks). The author concludes that his initial concerns over the theoretical appropriateness of reading aloud are unfounded as the method encourages students to be active participants in the reading and learning process.
How to Cite
Goulden, R. . . . . . . . . . . (2002). On the Horns of a Dilemma: Is Reading Aloud Bad Pedagogy?. TESL Canada Journal, 20(1), 74–82. https://doi.org/10.18806/tesl.v20i1.940
In the Classroom/En Classe