Shared Reading Books Tips
Model Skills and Strategies with Engaging Texts
Model fluency and expression as well as close reading strategies, such as asking and answering questions and citing evidence, and a variety of literary and foundational skills with the Shared Reading Books. A five-day lesson accompanies each 'big' book, and the fun characters in the optional Projectable Book with Prompts promote discussion as students practice reading skills and strategies. The eBook versions on Kids A-Z allow students to practice independently.
Why Use Shared Reading Books
The print concepts and reading strategies that can be modeled in the Shared Reading books support the building of a variety of literary and foundational skills. Following the five-day lessons, even the youngest students can learn to read the text more closely. Students can then practice the skills independently using the read and listen versions of the books on Kids A-Z.
How to Use Shared Reading Books
Easily integrate technology into your classroom with the two projectable and eBook versions of the books for whole-class, small-group, or independent instruction. Use the projectable books with or without an interactive whiteboard. Fun characters in the Projectable Books with Prompts ask readers to complete tasks and interact with the books. The characters also present text-dependent questions that help model close reading strategies. When class time is over, students can practice the skills learned on their own using the printable versions of the books, or the eBook versions on the Kids A-Z website and mobile app.
Projectable Book Characters
Hang these posters in your classroom to introduce students to the animal characters that teach them about the essential skills associated with the act of reading.
Students interact with skill-based characters and the text in a Projectable Book with Prompts for each Shared Reading book.