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September 16, 2014 CL Interactive Read Alouds, ELA Focus - Interactive Read Alouds, ELA K-5, ELA Resources - Activities, Core Literacy

Interactive Read Aloud of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

This Critical Thinking Interactive Read Aloud of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon provides the thought-provoking questions, essential to every interactive read aloud, and uses the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Cognitive Dimensions. Your students will soon be in deep discussions, ranging from plot analysis to author’s message exploration. 

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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 that students benefit from being read aloud to several times throughout a week. Thoughtful planning of an interactive read aloud is critical for its success. Teachers need to select a text that is both meaningful and engaging, and it is important to consider how the text will support lessons, units or themes the class is working on. Thought-provoking questions are essential to every interactive read aloud. Using the Revised Bloom's Taxonomy Cognitive Dimensions is one way to ensure students will take part in a variety of discussions from understanding the plot of the story to analyzing the author's message.

This week’s spotlight Book of the Month and interactive read aloud I chose to feature is called Stellaluna by Janell Cannon. This book can be enjoyed in almost any elementary classroom (K-5). Janell Cannon has a wonderful way of teaching kids about animals without them even realizing they are leaning. One of my favorite things about her books is how she often provides factual information about the topic at the end of the book in the author's notes to increase the readers’ understanding of the text. 

This Critical Thinking Interactive Read Aloud of Stellaluna by Janell Cannon provides the thought-provoking questions, essential to every interactive read aloud, and uses the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy Cognitive Dimensions. Your students will soon be in deep discussions, ranging from plot analysis to author’s message exploration.  Download Now

About Stellaluna

This is the heartwarming story of a fruit bat that makes a home with a family of birds after she is separated from her mother. Kids will learn about the different characteristics of birds and bats as they enjoy this story about friendship, compromise, and acceptance.

Download my Critical Thinking Read Aloud of Stellaluna lesson now!