Magic happens when teachers read aloud to their students. Sharing a book, poem, or nonfiction text motivates reluctant readers, and provides rich opportunities to teach with intention. You will learn why reading aloud is an important instructional tool, how to read like a drama queen (or king), how to teach reading strategies and skills during a read aloud session, and how to engage students in thinking about meaning. Read Aloud Magic: Intentional Teaching Through Reading Aloud was written for both new and growing teachers in grades K-12. Although the examples are written primarily for elementary, secondary teachers can apply the teaching strategies to appropriate texts for their classes. This professional learning electronic booklet (9040 words; approximately 34 8 1/2 x 11 typewritten pages) is written for the busy teacher who is looking for a quick read.