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  1. How To Choose Texts for Engaging and Thoughtful Shared Reading

    How To Choose Texts for Engaging and Thoughtful Shared Reading

    Shared Reading Books Well-constructed big books for Shared Reading are a powerful and multilayered instructional tool. But choosing the right book for Shared R...
  2. How Do Repeated Shared Readings Develop and Expand Language?

    How Do Repeated Shared Readings Develop and Expand Language?

    As Don Holdaway (1979) believed when he designed the instructional approach we know as Shared Reading, “children who are not thoroughly familiar with the syn...
  3. What Is the Purpose of Shared Reading in a Rich Thinking and Talking Curriculum?

    What Is the Purpose of Shared Reading in a Rich Thinking and Talking Curriculum?

    What Is Shared Reading? Shared Reading is an instructional approach used to support students to read, think, and discuss texts. It’s part of a broader balanc...
  4. High Interest Books for Reluctant Readers

    High Interest Books for Reluctant Readers

    Any Volunteers to Read an Engineering Textbook? We are still in an interesting place in our field when it comes to student assessment and this culture of accou...
  5. How to Teach Comprehension During Shared Reading

    How to Teach Comprehension During Shared Reading

    Text is meaningful We have to explicitly teach them to come to print with the position that this text is meaningful and I, as the reader, need to interact wi...
  6. Running Records and Assessment

    Running Records and Assessment

    You know how when you play the telephone game, you start with one message and by the time you get to the last person, the message changed dramatically from the...
  7. Shared Reading: The First Read, Kindergarten

    Shared Reading: The First Read, Kindergarten

    Join literacy consultant Debra Crouch as she shares a big book with a San Diego Kindergarten class. This Shared Reading Kindergarten lesson introductory session...
  8. Shared Reading: Returning to the Book, Kindergarten

    Shared Reading: Returning to the Book, Kindergarten

    In this shared reading for kindergarten follow-up lesson Debra again models her thinking and invites students to turn-and-talk several times during their second...
  9. Building Vocabulary During Shared Reading, Kindergarten

    Building Vocabulary During Shared Reading, Kindergarten

    In this installment with Debra Crouch, she and her students revisit the text to focus on vocabulary in this shared reading for kindergartners lesson —specific...

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