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Strands & Standards
|"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."
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:
Grades K–1 Sample Lesson: Goodnight Moon
- 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 2–3 Sample Lesson: Hansel and Gretel
Grades 4–5 Sample Lesson: Two Bad Ants
Grades 6–7 Sample Lesson: The Outsiders
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
- 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
- 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:
Read-Aloud Lesson Planner
- 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
- Advice on choosing read-aloud books
- A note-taking form for planning read-aloud lessons based on your own favorite books
- A selection of assessment forms for observing, evaluating, and tracking reading behaviors
- A Chart for keeping track of books used with Interactive Read-Alouds lessons