Interactive Read-Alouds, Grades 2-3

Linking Standards, Fluency, and Comprehension

This product is part of the series: The Interative Read-Alouds Series

Read-aloud time is much treasured in most elementary classrooms as teachers share children’s classics with their young readers. Linda Hoyt’s Interactive Read-Alouds will help you make the most of read-aloud time by showing you creative ways to use popular children’s literature to teach standards, fluency, and comprehension. Combining award-winning text and engaging conversations with reflective thinking, Linda’s lessons will add drama to your literacy block and will teach your young readers strategies they will use across the curriculum.

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Read-aloud time is much treasured in most elementary classrooms as teachers share children’s classics with their young readers. Linda Hoyt’s Interactive Read-Alouds will help you make the most of read-aloud time by showing you creative ways to use popular children’s literature to teach standards, fluency, and comprehension. Combining award-winning text and engaging conversations with reflective thinking, Linda’s lessons will add drama to your literacy block and will teach your young readers strategies they will use across the curriculum.

Interactive Read-Alouds includes the following components:

  • Interactive Read-Alouds (book of lessons) contains standards-based lessons designed around children’s classics with Share the Reading strategies and Readers Theater Scripts.
  • The Teacher’s Guide outlines the thinking behind Interactive Read-Alouds and describes how to apply the strategies in your classroom.
  • An Interactive Read-Alouds CD-ROM provides all of the shared text and Readers Theater Scripts in an easily accessible PDF format.
Key Features
  • Each lesson’s concise Lesson Plan models an interactive read-aloud followed by an end of story reflection and strategies for sharing, extending, and assessing the learning. Plus, a test-style assessment option familiarizes students with the type of literature analysis required on standardized tests.
  • A regular Share the Reading feature provides a shared text to reinforce the lesson’s teaching in a type treatment that is easy to read and in a reproducible format that is easy to photocopy.
  • Every lesson includes a Readers Theater Script that introduces drama into a reading curriculum in a way that allows students of varying reading abilities to interact with different types of text and each other.
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ISBN 978-0-325-01057-1 / 0-325-01057-9 / 2007 / 424pp / Bundle
Grade Level: 2nd - 3rd
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Supporting Materials

Print out the samples below and try them out in your own classroom.

Planning Tools 
Depending on your classroom need on any given day, you may choose to access an interactive read-aloud lesson in one of two primary ways: by standard or by title.

 

Lesson Matrix: When you have a particular standard that must be addressed for your curriculum or because children are developmentally ready for it, locate the standard on the following Lesson Matrix chart. Next to the standard you'll see the title of the mentor text that the lesson in this guide is based on as well as suggested Booklinks for extending learning with the same standard.

Title List: When you have a particular book that fits into your ongoing classroom activities, into your children's interests, or even into your mood on a given day, take a look at the Title List in the Teacher's Guide. Here, the mentor texts on which the interactive read-aloud lessons are based are listed alphabetically by title for ease of location. Find your book to see the standards and lessons it matches.

Lessons 
A concise Lesson Plan models an interactive read aloud and then offers an end of story reflection and strategies for extending and assessing the learning.
Shared Reading Overhead Masters 
The shared reading text in each lesson oftentimes introduces another genre (nonfiction, poetry) for strategy practice. It provides an opportunity for you and the children to read aloud together, building oral fluency while using strategies with a variety of texts. This full-size page may be made into an overhead transparency for group sharing and copied for children's literacy notebooks.
Reader's Theater Scripts 
Each lesson includes a Readers Theater script that provides an opportunity to develop oral fluency. The script may recap or use the same language structure as the mentor test, introduce a new genre (e.g. nonfiction), or extend the story context. Readers Theater fluency practice focuses on reading expressively, matching the reading to the purpose and type of text, and should be joyous and engaging. Students should revel in the opportunity to show off their reading in a lively way.

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