Shared Reading
Objectives (based on the TEKS, Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills)
*TLW listen responsively to stories and other texts read aloud
*TLW ask and answer relevant questions and make contributions in group activities
*TLW recognize that print represents spoken language and conveys meaning
*TLW know that print moves left-to-right, top-to-bottom on a page
*TLW understand that written words are separated by spaces
*TLW know the difference between letters and words
*TLW recognize how readers use punctuation/capitalization to comprehend
*TLW understand that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters
*TLW recognize that different parts of a book such as cover, title page, and table of contents offer information
*TLW produce rhyming words and distinguish rhyming words from non-rhyming words
*TLW understand that written words are composed of letters that represent sounds
*TLW learn and apply letter-sound correspondences to begin to read
*TLW use prior knowledge to anticipate meaning and make sense of texts
*TLW listen to stories being read aloud
*TLW participate actively when predictable and patterned text are read aloud
*TLW describe how illustration contribute to the text
*TLW distinguish fiction from nonfiction
*TLW understand literary terms by distinguishing the roles of author and illustrator
day 1:
make predictions using the front/back cover, introduce book, title, author, and illustrator, then read for enjoyment!

day 2:
reread the book with the children, focus their attention on new vocabulary    

day 3:
reread the book with the children, focus on print conventions

day 4:
reread the book with the children, experimenting with intonation and expression, focus on same/further print conventions or language

day 5:
reread and respond (responses can be oral, written, or visual, depending on the shared reading book)
Here are some of the titles we've used for shared reading:
The Big Red Apple      
The Big Toe             
The Bus Ride           
Cat's Colors              
The Farm            
Animal Talk        
Good Night Owl  
The Four Seasons      
Just Me             
Off to Work
Five Little Ducks        
Mary Wore Her Red Dress
What Can You See?  
I Like the Rain      
Creature Features
Hands, Hands, Hands     
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More information on Shared Reading:
Click on book covers for summaries, reviews, and price information from
"Schedule" for Shared Reading