“Eating through Books:” Reading Aloud Practice in Middle Grades Literacy


This manuscript highlights the work of a 6th grade teacher, Author C, who engages in the practice of reading aloud regularly. In order to present this work as co-authored research, we utilize the methodology of narrative inquiry and, in so doing, present the story of this teacher as a foregrounded component of the process. This article is the collaboration and co-construction among two researchers and a teacher, organized according to the teacher’s seminal steps in literacy, their choices in selecting and sharing texts, and the challenges they faced in their pivot to online instruction in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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