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  1. Choosing Texts for Engaging and Thoughtful Shared Reading in Kindergarten and First Grade

    Choosing Texts for Engaging and Thoughtful Shared Reading in Kindergarten and First Grade

    Four questions that will lead you to the perfect book for Shared Reading! Well-constructed big books for Shared Reading are a powerful and multilayered instruc...
  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?

      Shared Reading is an instructional approach used to support students to read, think, and discuss texts. It’s part of a broader balanced literacy frame...
  4. Any Volunteers to Read an Engineering Textbook?

    Any Volunteers to Read an Engineering Textbook?

    Re-evaluating text in the classroom We are still in an interesting place in our field when it comes to student assessment and this culture of accountability. W...
  5. Reading - Does that Make Sense? No, Really, does it?

    Reading - Does that Make Sense? No, Really, does it?

    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. Uh oh, not the "R" word... Running Records!

    Uh oh, not the "R" word... Running Records!

      Going beyond the checkmarks and other conventions of running records to understand students' reading behaviors You know how when you play the telepho...
  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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