Special tips for student's success!
Great reasons for read alouds!!
*Start the day
*Support mini lessons for core curriculum
*Support whole class book studies
*Help students think and talk about texts
*Introduce a new book
*Introduce a theme
*Open up new worlds
*Mentor students in thinking process
*Familiarize students with text structures and genres
A picture walk during read aloud enhances the genre of the book and gives a preview of what the story will be about.
Poems can be used to highlight places to ask questions. or make connections. It is also a good practice to read the selection using gestures and voice intonation.
Novels can help open up conversations, identify author, title, setting, characters, background, and activate prior knowledge or common knowledge.