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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.
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. Learners write a new version of the story titled La Escuela Adormecida, focusing on the placement of adjectives and agreement.
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.
Students 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.
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 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.
Students participate in shared readings of Eric Carle's books and investigate the art and story elements. They create a collage and answer questions.
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.
Learners 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.
Students identify rhyming words in the French language. In this French rhyming words instructional activity, 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 instructional activity, 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.
Students listen to the poem "Shapes" by Shel Silverstein in order to accurately and specifically describe shapes' rules/traits in their journals. They illustrate the poem and take turns reading during a creative shared reading session.
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.

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