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Close Reading Lesson: Faithful Elephants by Yukio Tsuchiya

Close reading is when a reader analyzes the details of a text to make interpretations and develop a deep understanding of the passage. Often the reader uses a short text and rereads the passage several times focusing on a different literary element with each read... Continue Reading

July 31, 2017

Interactive Read Aloud Strategies—23 Lessons to Get You Started!

Every pair of eyes in your classroom is looking in your direction, there is almost no restless movement, because almost all of your students are focused and engaged. The room is silent until you ask your first thought-provoking question and then immediately there is a hum of excited whispering as students share their thoughts and ideas with each other. This is what can happen during a well-planned Interactive Read Aloud (IRA).

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March 9, 2017

How To Effectively Use Picture Books In Literacy Centers

Students love choice and variety! A great way to incorporate both into your literacy instruction is with centers.

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October 31, 2016

Interactive Read Aloud Template: Miracle Mud By David A. Kelly

Interactive read alouds are an important component of a balanced literacy classroom. Research proves the value of reading aloud to students of all ages, and shows that students benefit from being read aloud to several times throughout the week.

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August 17, 2016

Interactive Read Aloud Template: Emmanuel's Dream– The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah

Interactive read alouds are an important component of a balanced literacy classroom. Research proves the value of reading aloud to students of all ages, and shows that students benefit from being read aloud to several times throughout the week.

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April 26, 2016

Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Plan Template: Brothers at Bat by Audrey Vernick

Interactive read alouds are an important component of a balanced literacy classroom. Research proves the value of reading aloud to students of all ages, and shows that students benefit from being read aloud to several times throughout the week.

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March 15, 2016

Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Plan Template: Separate Is Never Equal by Duncan Tonatiuh

Interactive read alouds are an important component of a balanced literacy classroom. Research proves the value of reading aloud to students of all ages, and shows that students benefit from being read aloud to several times throughout the week.

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