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Shared reading is a way to bond together as a family and learn key literature concepts. Great for parents or teachers who want to bring the shared reading experience into the home or classroom. The article offers several tips on what you can do to make shared reading a real experience. Includes five lesson links.
Get ready to read with your class. Together you'll read the book Who's at the Door? They identify story elements, time language, and complete modeled writing experiences that extend the book. This single shared reading and writing lesson spans one week, which makes it easy to fit into a busy schedule.
Shared reading is a great way to engage in guided critical thinking and analysis. Using the book Gregory Cool, your class participates in week-long shared reading and writing activities. Comparison activities, word work, and story elements are focused throughout the experience.
Engage your class in shared reading and writing activities with this group of lessons. They work practice using phonemes and story elements while they read aloud books by Mem Fox and Kit Wright. They also participate in shared writing as they write about the memories that are used in the stories.
Investigate the book "The Colour of Home" with a week-long set of Shared Reading and Writing lessons. You'll examine the use of commas to separate clauses, and phrases in a sentence, engage in wonderful discussions, and, write a narrative after completing the shared experiences.
Your class participates in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the book Julian Secret Agent. They complete a class story chart, examine how to use punctuation for dialogue, write an alternative ending/resolution, and write sentences using dialogue.
Write a book using Spanish vocabulary after listening to the book La Casa Adormecida. Learners identify known vocabulary, match vocabulary from the book with visuals, and unscramble syllables discover words. Students write a new version of the story titled La Escuela Adormecida, focusing on the placement of adjectives and agreement.
Students participate in various shared reading and writing activities related to the book "My Body" by Rhonda Jenkins. They identify and list words that could be used to label other body parts in the book, draw a picture of their face and label and write sentences for the parts, and in pairs write sentences about human babies.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables in the book "Squids Will Be Squids." They discuss the concept of peer pressure, compare and contrast the fables in the book, observe a teacher demonstration of how to write a fable, and plan a writing outline.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the book "The Selfish Crocodile" and "The Great Chase." They discuss how the author establishes the crocodile's character, define "selfish," and write sentences describing the mouse when he creeps into the crocodile's mouth.
Students identify rhyming words in the French language. In this French rhyming words lesson, students participate in a shared reading of the poem "J'adore la pizza" by Karen Kransky. Students complete a cloze activity on the poem, break the rhyming words into syllables, and write an expansion of the poem.
Fifth graders study plot and make connections between a segment of plot to future events. In this plot lesson, 5th graders use shared reading activities to study plot outline and learn the various segments. Students select a specific event in a plot and match it to a related event. Students match themselves in physical pairs using the literary text and share their connections with the class. Students finish with a graphic organizer and write a paragraph about the connections made.
Fifth graders identify main incidents of a plot sequence and explain how specific events influence future actions. Using shared reading, 5th graders refer to a plot outline to identify various elements. Each student selects a specific event in the plot and matches it with another related event.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the book "The Big Sneeze" by Ruth Brown. They develop a list of farm vocabulary, sequence the events of the story on a graphic organizer, act out scenes of the book, and write sentences that correlate to events on the graphic organizer.
Students participate in a variety of shared reading and writing activities related to the fables "Hedda and the Ogre," The Silent Couple," and "The Coyote as Shepherd." They complete a chart of folktale criteria, identify the story elements of the fables, and list the plural and singular nouns.