Leap Into Literacy Kindergarten
Interactive Read-Alouds are more than just Storytime!
Interactive read-alouds are true teaching time that is carefully planned and intentional. It allows you to share a text with the whole class or small group in order to:
- Demonstrate many strategies
- Support new learning goals
- Deepen comprehension through conversation
A Variety of Read-Aloud Structures
There are many different structures for interactive read-alouds:
- Turn and Talk: Stop reading and prompt students by thinking aloud and asking questions.
- Think-Aloud: Pause the reading and share your thoughts about what's happening in the text.
- Stop and Jot: Each reader jots pictures or emojis on sticky notes.
- Stop and Act: Readers are prompted to act out part of the text.
What the Research Says...
"Researchers suggest that the most valuable aspect of the read-aloud activity is that it gives children experience with decontextualized language, requiring them to make sense of ideas that are about something beyond the here and now. (Beck & Sandora, 2016; Beck & McKeown, 2001).
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