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"Everything you need to teach these interactive read-aloud lessons—except your favorite books from your classroom, school, or public library—is right in the Interactive Read-Alouds lesson book. Over 60 lessons, organized by standard, form the bulk of this volume. Assessment forms behind the last tab provide tools for evaluating and tracking performance. In addition, a Printable Resource CD-ROM contains duplicates of lesson resources and assessment tools as well as unique teaching supports." —Linda Hoyt
Book of Lessons
Interactive Read-Alouds book of lessons contains standards-based lessons designed around children's classics with Share the Reading strategies and Readers Theater scripts.

Each lesson features:

  • A concise Lesson Plan models an interactive read aloud and then offers an end of story reflection and strategies for extending and assessing the learning.
  • Share the Reading provides a shared text to reinforce the lesson's teaching in a type treatment that is easy to read and in a reproducible format that is easy to photocopy.
  • A Readers Theater script introduces drama into your class in a way that allows students of varying reading abilities to interact with different types of text and each other.
Grades K–1 Sample Lesson: Goodnight Moon
Grades 2–3 Sample Lesson: Hansel and Gretel
Grades 4–5 Sample Lesson: Two Bad Ants
Grades 6–7 Sample Lesson: The Outsiders

Teacher's Guide
The Interactive Read-Alouds Teacher's Guide outlines the thinking behind Interative Read-Alouds and describes how to apply the strategies in your classroom.

    Principles and Practice that Guide Interactive Read-Alouds
    • Powerful Mentor Texts-Exemplary Children's Classics and Strong Nonfiction Texts-Are the Centerpiece of any Read-aloud.
      • Mentor Texts
      • Booklinks
      • Nonfiction
    • An Interactive Read-aloud with a Clear Instructional Focus Lifts Student Achievement.
    • Strategy Strands
    • Bull's-Eye Concept
    • Well-structured Interactive Read-aloud Lessons Create Environments in Which Children Are Strong Participants in their Own Learning.
    • Interactive Read-alouds Open Up Opportunities to Develop Oral Language.
      • Turn & Talk (Float the learning on a sea of talk)
      • Thinking Partners
      • Share the Reading
      • Readers Theater

    Interactive Read-Alouds in Your Classroom

    • Fit Read-Alouds into Your Day
      • Time
      • Curriculum
      • Space
    • Prepare for the Interactive Read-Aloud Lesson
      • Choosing a Lesson by Standard
      • Choosing a Lesson by Book Title
      • Previewing the Read-Aloud
      • Preparing "Share the Reading" Texts and Readers Theater Scripts

    Walk Through Interactive Read-Alouds

    • The Lesson Walkthrough
    • Lesson Planner for an Interactive Read-Aloud
      • Finding Read-Aloud Books
      • Planning the Lesson


    • Lesson Planner Example
    • Lesson Planner
    • Read Aloud Many Times a Day
    • Lesson Matrix
    • Title List
    • Caldecott List

The Interactive Read-Alouds printable resources CD-ROM provides a wealth of resources for your literacy curriculum. These include:

    Lesson Resources
    • Shared Reading texts: overhead transparency masters for the "Share the Reading" section of every lesson
    • Readers Theater scripts: one script for every interactive read-aloud lesson
    Read-Aloud Lesson Planner
    • Advice on choosing read-aloud books
    • A note-taking form for planning read-aloud lessons based on your own favorite books
    Assessment Tools
    • A selection of assessment forms for observing, evaluating, and tracking reading behaviors
    Tracking Forms
    • A Chart for keeping track of books used with Interactive Read-Alouds lessons