Tuesday, March 27, 2012
An important part teaching reading is shared reading. A great way to do shared reading is read alouds. If you start with a picture walk where you go through a book the children have never read. Together you will explore new words and new concepts. You can suggest words for children to look for. As you read the story children will chime in with comments and things that they notice. Once you have read the story several times with the students, you can have them create their own version of the story and create their own class book. Shared reading is a great way to get children involved and thinking about reading.