James Joseph Trelease born March 23, , is an American educator and author who stresses reading aloud to children as a way to instill in them the love of literature. Michael Parish School. In , his family moved to North Plainfield , New Jersey. He graduated in From to , Trelease was enrolled in the University of Massachusetts, where he received a B.
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James Joseph Trelease born March 23, , is an American educator and author who stresses reading aloud to children as a way to instill in them the love of literature. Michael Parish School. In , his family moved to North Plainfield , New Jersey. He graduated in From to , Trelease was enrolled in the University of Massachusetts, where he received a B. Trelease lectured to school groups and educational gatherings across the nation from until , often in conjunction with purveyors of books for young people, about the fundamental importance of youthful reading to the entire process of education.
Trelease helped to put an end to a controversy over Wilt Chamberlain's point game. In , a reel-to-reel tape of Bill Campbell 's entire fourth quarter call surfaced. He had recorded a 3 a. The NBA merged the reel-to-reel with the Dictaphone tape, which also included a short postgame show.
During his time working for the Springfield Daily News , now the Springfield Republican , Trelease began weekly volunteer visits to community classrooms to talk to children about journalism and art as possible careers. Trelease began to think that there may be a connection between being read to and a child's desire to read. In The Read-Aloud Handbook Penguin , Sixth Edition, , Trelease discusses the fundamentals of reading aloud to children: why to do it, when to begin, the stages of reading aloud, how to do it, and even how not to do it.
He also explains how sustained silent reading works hand in hand with reading aloud. In addition to a treasury of read-aloud favorites in this volume, Trelease has edited and published two anthologies of popular read-alouds, Hey! But in reading aloud, we also:. By middle school, almost no one is reading aloud to students.
Trelease also attributes the decline of recreational reading amongst children to an overall decline in newspaper readership. Children who come from homes containing more print, such as newspapers and books, have the highest reading scores. The Handbook was a pivotal force between and for read-aloud movements in the United States and abroad.
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Look Inside. Listen to This, and the author… More about Jim Trelease. Jim Trelease is a national treasure. I urge everyone who cares about literacy—and that should include people without children—to read this book. Category: Reference Category: Reference.