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Interactive Read-Aloud

Experience whole-group literacy that does more. Build background knowledge with topic-based text sets in Interactive Read-Aloud (PreK-6).

Expand comprehension, vocabulary, and promote the joy of reading with 840 of the very best, grade-appropriate trade books for PreK-6.

With our diverse and thematic text sets, students don’t just hear stories—they engage with them. They learn to think critically about text, to connect with diverse characters and settings, and to express their understandings in purposeful classroom discussions. Interactive Read-Aloud takes whole-group literacy further with texts sets curated around a connecting idea, central theme, subject, or study of a particular author, illustrator, or genre.

What are the benefits of Interactive Read-Aloud?

  • Boosts comprehension and vocabulary
  • Builds knowledge on important topics and themes through carefully curated text sets
  • Increases student engagement around reading and writing
  • Encourages deeper thinking and deeper learning through student discussion
  • Extends learning with purposeful writing activities and inquiry projects

Interactive Read-Aloud Collection is organized into 25 text sets that reflect a global perspective with a diversity of characters, settings, and topics. Each text set contains four to six high-quality picture books with engaging illustrations that represent a variety of authors and illustrators, topics, genres, themes, and text structures. Each set of texts has been carefully curated around a connecting idea, central theme, subject, or study of a particular author, illustrator, or genre.

Features of Interactive Read-Aloud:

  • 840 hand-selected trade books, including hundreds of award winners
  • 25 text sets per grade and 4-6 books per text set
  • Easy to teach and prep lessons
  • Embedded professional development
  • Purposeful prompts for whole-group discussion about the text
  • Lesson Folders per every text
  • Inquiry Overview Cards per every text set
  • Genre Study Cards per every
  • Writing activities per each lesson
  • Inquiry-based projects per every text set

Interactive Read-Aloud
Grades: PreK-6

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From Our Blog...

Fountas and Pinnell Blog Article

Teaching for Knowledge Building and Comprehension with Authentic Texts
Every classroom can create opportunities for rich, interconnected literacy learning experiences, where each subject dovetails with the next. This vision of education, where knowledge building and comprehension extend across the curriculum, was the focus of the April Office Hours webinar led by Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell.>

Fountas and Pinnell Blog Article

How to Select Books for an Engaging Interactive Read-Aloud Experience
In order to get the most instructional power from interactive read-aloud, it’s important to choose an engaging book that all students will enjoy while offering teaching opportunities that suit the needs of the students in your classroom. To that end, we've pulled suggestions for selecting texts from Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell and organized them into this easy to browse blog.