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Interactive Read Aloud Texts, Assessments, and MORE!

See how we use interactive read aloud text in our kindergarten classroom. Interactive writing, vocabulary work, and assessments TOO!
YES! we use interactive read aloud text in our kindergarten classroom with interactive writing, vocabulary work, and assessments TOO!  Here’s how!
See how we use interactive read aloud text in our kindergarten classroom. Interactive writing, vocabulary work, and assessments TOO!

Interactive Read Aloud

Research shows that the most effective read-alouds are those in which children are actively participating in listening.  This means they are asking and answering questions and making meaning rather than passively listening (or playing beauty parlor) .
We use our Guiding Readers units to elevate the conversation surrounding books.
Research also states that merely reading and talking about a book is not sufficient.  Students must frequently engage in comprehension activities that asked them to analyze the text. We analyze the text when we are making predictions, inferences, connections, and describing characters.

Can you do this in kindergarten?

Yes!  We can do this in kindergarten and first  grade.  Teachers start by modeling and by using REAL books!  Books we know!  Books we love!  After a few weeks of modeling and scaffolding the instruction, the students start to carry the thinking load.   Soon… you just have to get out of their way!
These photos are from my sweet friend, Cheryl, who blogs over at Primary Graffiti.  They were completed by her first grade students.

 

 

 

 

Vocabulary

Research also supports the practice of reading a book repeatedly, discussing vocabulary, and encouraging the students to use the vocabulary within the text and to use the vocabulary outside of
the context of the text.
Interactive Read Aloud Texts, Assessments, and MORE! 1
click here to see the 1st edition
Interactive Read Aloud Texts, Assessments, and MORE! 2
click here to see the 2nd edition

Assessment

If you are familiar with our Guiding Readers series you know we have written comprehension questions that you can use as an exit ticket.

ESGI

Now we have teamed up with ESGI to put all of these book assessments into their system.  WOO HOO!
If you already have ESGI you can find all of the ones I have entered so far by going here!
If you don’t have ESGI, never fear! You can get 2 months for FREE! This will give you a chance to try out these assessments plus the other CCSS assessments I have created for ESGI.
Just click on the box below!
  See how we use interactive read aloud text in our kindergarten classroom. Interactive writing, vocabulary work, and assessments TOO!
See how we use interactive read aloud text in our kindergarten classroom. Interactive writing, vocabulary work, and assessments TOO!

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Deedee Wills

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!

Hi, I'm DeedeE.

My teaching career allowed me to experience teaching in different classroom environments and grades. My heart belongs to early childhood education. My job is to make teaching FUN, ENGAGING, and EASIER. Welcome!
 

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    1. I didn't, but I believe there is one in there. If not, it would take just a minute to create 🙂

  1. Is that what your kids are writing like at the beginning of the year? Woah, I have some kiddos that can't even hold a pencil or write their name. Jaw dropped. LOL

    1. No! Don't worry! Mine come in the same way often times. This is from a first grade classroom.

    1. Yes! I use more of a close reading model. It is called Guiding Readers and the link is on my side bar on the right hand side of my blog.

  2. I would love to be able to use some of your guiding readers lesson plans, but I do have a district curriculum that I am accountable for. I would love to be able to try some of your guiding readers lesson plans without purchasing a months worth. Will you ever be selling them with one weeks worth of lessons?

    1. No problem! If you go to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and filter the resources by “free” you will see a curriculum guide. We have a sample unit there that you can try out. 🙂

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