Listening to a child read out loud is very good, but simply reading out loud will not teach a child to read. Children must learn how to use letter sounds (phonemes). Read more in my book: Group-Centered Prevention Programs for At-Risk Students (2011).
Elaine Clanton Harpine, Ph.D.
Elaine is a program designer with many years of experience helping at-risk children learn to read. She earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology (Counseling) from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.