Many Benefits of Reading Aloud to your Atoms

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship 1st grade students in Mr. Cognetti’s class enjoy a story read aloud by Ms. Rudwall.

Friday, September 17th, 2021Did you know that reading aloud is a vital part of instruction at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school, and each day you will find staff reading to the students during class instruction or just for fun. In fact, the 1st grade students in Mr. Cognetti's class listened to a storybook read aloud by Ms. Rudwall. Below are some 'fun facts' about reading aloud.

Below are fun facts about reading aloud and the many benefits it has for your student(s).

  • Reading aloud helps students learn how to use language to make sense of the world; it improves their information processing skills, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • Reading aloud targets the skills of audio learners. Research has shown that teachers who read aloud motivate students to read.
  • Reading aloud creates a classroom community by establishing a known text that can be used as the basis for building on critical thinking skills that are related and unrelated to reading.

Reading aloud can be done at home. In fact, this is a great way to spend quality time with your Atom! Reading aloud can help create strong parent-child bonds and promotes healthy brain development. Children that are read to more often have improved language and listening skills, experience stronger emotional connections to their loved ones, and gain a lifelong love of reading.


Citizenship & Science Academy of Syracuse Charter School is part of Science Academies of New York.

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