Reading and Thinking Together

is a collection of digital readings of our award-winning Flying Start to Literacy and Despegando hacia la lectura paired texts. For each selected text, an adult reads the text aloud, posing questions and comments to stimulate a young reader’s thinking and interaction with the visuals and print.

paired texts for reading and thinking together

Through this engaging and purposeful read, students are encouraged to pause, attend, consider, and reflect on the ideas in the text. And—by using paired texts—students naturally relate ideas that connect the two books.

After reading, students are encouraged to revisit the text for their own purposes. Notes to Teachers offer follow-up ideas to deepen meaning-making through discussion and suggestions for responding to texts through Drawing, Writing, Making, and Doing.