Abstract In the spirit of the Steven Stahl 600 Book Kid Challenge, 90 preservice teachers engaged children in 36 read-aloud sessions for a vocabulary improvement service learning project. This article describes how the preservice teachers used narrative and informational books as a vehicle for rare-word vocabulary exposure for children ages 8?12.
Holmes, K., & Thompson, J. (2013). Service Learning: Flooding Students with Vocabulary through Read Alouds. The Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 87(1), 39–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/00098655.2013.833494