Shared Reading Books Tips
Shared Reading supports a balanced literacy instructional approach. Teachers model close reading, text-dependent questioning, and strategies for asking and answering questions with each projectable "big" book as they follow a five-day lesson.
The optional Projectable Book with Prompts engages students in further discussion about a book as they participate in a variety of tasks that allow them to practice citing evidence in support of their answers.
Why Use Shared Reading Books
Shared Reading helps teachers build foundational skills important for early readers, including print concepts and reading strategies.
Five-day lessons support instruction for a variety of literary and foundational skills, including vocabulary, phonics, comprehension, and writing. The lessons also help teachers to model for even the youngest learners how to read text more closely.
How to Use Shared Reading Books
Each Shared Reading title has a printable student version and two projectable versions for whole-class activities that allow you to easily integrate technology in your classroom. Used with or without an interactive white board, Shared Reading Projectable Books with Prompts feature characters that ask the readers to complete tasks and interact with the book. Several characters ask text-dependent questions and help teachers to model close reading.
Projectable Book Characters
Hang these posters in your classroom to introduce students to the animal characters that teach them about the essential skills associated with the act of reading.
Students interact with skill-based characters and the text in a Projectable Book with Prompts for each Shared Reading book.