Print-and-go Interactive Read Aloud lessons for the entire year! This GROWING BUNDLE will include 72 complete lessons that set you up for teaching reading with highly effective Interactive Read Aloud lessons. Once you have the mentor text suggested for each lesson, all you need to do is print and you are ready to go!
WHAT IS AN INTERACTIVE READ ALOUD?
The phrase “Interactive Read Aloud” refers to a read aloud that is a teaching lesson. A “read aloud” generally refers to reading a text aloud solely for enjoyment. BOTH have a place in an elementary classroom. I like to have a quiet and relaxing session of reading aloud from a long a chapter book for the last 15 minutes of our day. This is very different from my Interactive Read Aloud, which is when I read a text aloud for a focused, specific lesson.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
This product works perfectly for teachers who are either new or experienced with teaching using an Interactive Read Aloud. I have included a concise primer that everyone can use for making every read aloud as effective as possible.
WHAT DOES EACH LESSON LOOK LIKE?
Each lesson includes a detailed script that goes along with a mentor text. I give you interactive stopping points for every read aloud. The stopping points use interactive elements such as turn and talk, sign language, and stop and jot. You even have the option to print the stopping points on sticky notes!
If you are new to using Interactive Read Aloud lessons to teach reading, don’t worry! I have included step-by-step directions for making every Interactive Read Aloud a success!
***** ANCHOR CHARTS *****
Every lesson includes a printable anchor chart that you can either print on full-size chart paper or on 8”x11” paper.
***** CONVENIENT LESSON FORMAT *****
Every Interactive Read Aloud lesson can either be printed onto one piece of paper or onto sticky notes that you can place directly on the mentor text.
***** EXIT TICKETS *****
After each lesson, send students to read independently with an exit task bookmark aligned to the day’s lesson. There is a student workbook included that holds completed bookmarks along with a copy of the anchor chart that went with the lesson.
***** PRINT-AND-GO *****
Everything in here is ready to go. All you need to do is print the lessons and gather the mentor texts. Everything is scripted, so your planning time is less than two minutes per lesson! You can even hand these lessons off to subs or reading aides!
THIS PRODUCT IS STREAMLINED TO WORK PERFECTLY WITH THESE TWO ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:
The Reading Strategy Group Bundle offers corresponding reading strategy groups to nearly every Interactive Read Aloud lesson in this product. If you have a group of students who struggled to grasp one of the Interactive Read Aloud lessons, then you can pull them together to work on it in a small group.
The Differentiated Daily Quick Reads are quick, 5-minute, reading warm ups that are perfectly aligned to the Interactive Read Aloud lessons in this product. Students independently read short passages and then answer questions focused on the specific strategies that you have taught. Review weeks are sprinkled throughout so that students continually go back and work on previously learned strategies.
These are amazing additions to your Interactive Read Aloud lessons, but certainly not required.
WHAT ARE THE 72 LESSONS INCLUDED IN THIS *GROWING* BUNDLE?
UNDERSTANDING CHARACTERS (COMPLETE AND READY TO DOWNLOAD)
•Feelings Can Change
•Guessing a Character’s Thoughts
•Inferring Character Traits
•Inner Traits vs. Outer Traits
•Describe Characters Using Text Evidence
•Sometimes Characters Repeat Patterns
TEXT FEATURES & STRUCTURE (COMPLETE AND READY TO DOWNLOAD)
•Sketch and Reread
•Using Bold Words and the Glossary
•Start With the Glossary
•Using the Captions
•Match the Pictures to the Text
•Cover It and Then Study It
•Learn From Everything on the Page
•Putting it All Together
•Text Structure: Compare and Contrast
•Text Structure: Cause and Effect
•Text Structure: Sequence
•Identify Multiple Text Structures
VOCABULARY AND CONTEXT CLUES (COMPLETE AND READY TO DOWNLOAD)
•Try Another Word
•Use the Context Clues
•Match the Mood
•Use the Word
•Use a Reference
•Literal vs. Figurative Language
MAIN IDEA AND KEY DETAILS (COMPLETE AND READY TO DOWNLOAD)
•Repeating Words = Main Topic
•Subtopics and Details
•Paraphrase Sections to Find the Main Idea
•Use the Cover to Guess the Main idea
•Key Details Support the Main Idea
•Key Details vs. Interesting Details
•The Power of Wow
•Reflect on the Facts
•Can You Remember What You Just Read?
•(Fluency) Read Aloud Like a Teacher
•(Fluency) End of Sentence Punctuation
•(Fluency) Mid Sentence Punctuation
•(Fluency) Group Your Words Into Chunks
THEME (WILL BE FINISHED BY UPLOADED BY OCTOBER 15, 2019)
•Think About the Big Topic
•The Story’s Lesson
•Topic vs Theme
•Connect the Topic to the Theme
•Plot vs. Theme
•Give the Character Advice
•Learn From Characters
•Learn From the Author’s Ending
•Compare and Contrast Themes
AUTHOR’S PURPOSE (WILL BE UPLOADED BY OCTOBER 31, 2019)
•The Author’s Reasons and Evidence
•The Author’s Perspective
•Author’s Perspective vs. My Perspective
•Why Did the Author Write This?
•Facts vs. Opinions
SUMMARIZING (WILL BE UPLOADED BY NOVEMBER 15, 2019)
•Connect the Title to the Text
•Summarize the Important Parts
•What the Character Wants
•The Problem and Solution
•How Characters React to Problems
•The Lesson Learned
•Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then
•(Fluency) Reading Dialogue
•(Fluency) Match the Character’s Feelings
•(Fluency) Match the Mood or Tone
***** NOTE ABOUT GROWING BUNDLES: *****
This bundle is a growing bundle, which means that not all units are ready to be downloaded YET. The units will be added to this download by the growing bundle deadline listed. By buying on a growing bundle timeline before all of the units are complete, the buyer gets a steep discount on what will be the price once everything is complete. The lesson topics proposed may change slightly and end up being different than the ones listed here.
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You can buy each unit individually here:
Interactive Read Aloud – CHARACTERS (3rd Grade)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are you going to make other grade levels?
Yes. I will be releasing an Interactive Read Aloud product line for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. All of these grade levels will be aligned to Reading Strategy Groups and Differentiated Daily Quick Reads.
Do you have a recommend scope and sequence for teaching reading?
Yes. In this download, I have included a year-long scope and sequence that covers every comprehension skill I recommend in 3rd grade.