It is worth noting that captioned TV shows can be especially helpful for children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing, studying English as a second language, or having difficulty learning to read.
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Educators can integrate early literacy learning into the classroom is through picture book reading. Reading a themed picture book for example, provides children a crucial understanding of the spoken word, the printed word, and basic linguistic conventions. Another book that can beneficial to children and can be read at home by their parents is One Bear at Bedtime. the book introduces the numbers one through ten as a little boy describes all the animals he needs to help him get ready for bed. School children should be involved in literature activities on daily bases and activities need to modeled to encourage children's interests. Children who do not experience one-to-one reading at home are at a disadvantage in their literacy development.
We incorporate the DRTA into our developmental reading classes at the university level for pre-service teachers. It is a very important strategy to use at many grade levels.
It seems to be a very individual thing as to whether you read out loud to retain more or not according to the different articles I've read online. I think it must do as you're hearing and speaking something as well as just seeing it but the only way to really tell would be to test yourself on something - tricky as you couldn't use the same material for each test but it would be worth a try!