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Tell me a story: A United Arab Emirates Case of Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Interactive Read-Alouds

Show simple item record Hojeij, Zeina 2023-02-09T07:51:48Z 2023-02-09T07:51:48Z 2023-01-01
dc.description.abstract Reading aloud is a valuable technique that teachers utilize to develop students’ literacy skills, improve comprehension skills, expand imagination, and increase text engagement. This strategy also helps English as a Foreign Language (EFL) students to master key elements of successful reading in English, like prosody, vocabulary, and comprehension. This research examined Emirati pre-service teachers’ experiences and perceptions of an interactive read-aloud activity, using post read-aloud guided reflections. Common themes emerged and were reported. Participants (n=20) had a positive experience with read-aloud lessons despite minor challenges. Additionally, they recognized the importance of using read-aloud in an EFL context to support learning. Recommendations are made about running a successful read-aloud activity while highlighting its value for pre-service teachers and their trainers. Finally, this paper offers a platform for future researchers in pre-service teaching in similar settings. en_US
dc.subject Interactive Read-Aloud en_US
dc.subject Teacher Preparation Programs en_US
dc.subject Literacy Development en_US
dc.subject Pre-Service Teachers en_US
dc.subject Foreign Language Teaching en_US
dc.subject Children’s Literature en_US
dc.title Tell me a story: A United Arab Emirates Case of Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in Interactive Read-Alouds en_US
dc.volume Volume 11 en_US
dc.issue Issue 1 en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry UAE en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.source.title Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education en_US

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