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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.
Students complete activities with the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff.  In this literature lesson, students listen to the story and then participate in shared reading. This lesson offers three extensions which link the story to literacy, science, and art.
Fourth graders participate in a shared reading of Doris Buchanan's, A Taste of Blackberries. They read about grief in the loss of a best friend and examine the skills of a responsible family member.
Second graders participate in a shared reading and alliteration activity. In this shared reading and alliteration activity, 2nd graders examine the parts of a book while looking at The Princess and the Pizza by Mary Jane and Her Auch as scanned images on  a large projector. They work with alliteration, and choral read the book as a group.
Students participate in shared reading. They analyze where they think the title and cover might have come from. Students talk about that they think the story might be about. They read the story out loud.
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.
Kindergarteners are presented with three types of materials: real straw, sticks, and a real brick and make prior knowledge connections as it relates to the story of The Three Little Pigs. They listen to the story and work together to sequence pictures from the story. Then they reread the story and look for rhyming words. Finally, they review facts about what they know about pigs.
Fifth graders participate in shared reading and writing activities using Roald Dahl's, George's Marvelous Medicine. They focus on the use of speech marks, using a new line for speakers, and the correct punctuation. They write dialogue between two of the characters.
Students write letters responding to the shared reading text that they read. In this letter writing lesson plan, students review the proper form of a letter, and write a letter reflecting on the text that they read as a class.
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.
High schoolers have the opportunity to explore the poem through shared reading, shared writing, and phonemic strategies that lead to fluency and comprehension. Group presentations and dramatizations demonstrate Students' understanding of the poem.
Students observe and listen to nonfiction books about the life cycle of pumpkins. They practice early reading skills in a shared reading related to pumpkins. They observe the life cycle of a pumpkin including growth and decay.
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.
Learners 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 participate in shared readings of Eric Carle's books and investigate the art and story elements. They create a collage and answer questions.

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