12 Post-Reading Activity Ideas for Shared Reading (K-2)

12 Post-Reading Activity Ideas for Shared Reading (K-2)

Want your students to “do something” with the shared reading text after shared reading is over? Sure, they can draw or write about the text, but sometimes it’s fun to do something a little different! In today’s quick post, I share 12 activities that students can complete after a shared reading experience. Most of these…Continue Reading

How to Teach Vocabulary During Shared Reading in K-2

How to Teach Vocabulary During Shared Reading in K-2

When I think about teaching vocabulary, I often think about readalouds. Quality readalouds are often filled with interesting, useful vocabulary words that we can teach our students. However, another great time to teach vocabulary (and vocabulary strategies) is during shared reading. In today’s post, I’ll share tips for teaching vocabulary during shared reading, as well…Continue Reading

5 Tips for Teaching Comprehension During Shared Reading (in K-2)

5 Tips for Teaching Comprehension During Shared Reading (in K-2)

Any time we read a book with students, comprehension is a priority! However, comprehension instruction and practice take different forms, depending on the type of instructional activity we are doing. In today’s post, I focus on how to address comprehension during shared reading activities. Photo Credits:  weedezign, Shutterstock 1. The first time you read a…Continue Reading

How to Teach Fluency During Shared Reading (K-2)

How to Teach Fluency During Shared Reading (K-2)

In my most recent posts, I’ve defined shared reading, explained how it’s different from a readaloud, and given some tips for choosing great texts for shared reading. Now it’s time to really dig in deep! In my next few posts, we’re going to talk more about the “what” and “how” of shared reading. Today’s focus…Continue Reading

How Is Shared Reading Different from a Readaloud?

How Is Shared Reading Different from a Readaloud?

I frequently get asked, “How is shared reading different from a readaloud?” And that’s definitely a valid question! In both reading activities, we share and discuss a text with students. However, these two activities look a bit different from each other, and we typically have different purposes for using them. So in today’s quick post, I’ll…Continue Reading

What Is Shared Reading, and Why Is It So Important?

What Is Shared Reading, and Why Is It So Important?

Once upon a time, I was co-teaching in a classroom, and we were re-doing the daily schedule. We had a HUGE time crunch—for reasons I won’t get into here—so we did the best we could to “fit it all in.” I’m sure you know how that goes! 🙂 However, when it came time to actually implement…Continue Reading

What does a Pre-A guided reading lesson look like?

What does a Pre-A guided reading lesson look like?

When you have students who aren’t reading yet — Level A or Level 1 is still too difficult for them — what should these kiddos be doing during guided reading? My answer is…guided reading! 🙂 But guided reading does look different at the Pre-A level. In this post, I’ll share ideas for what you might work…Continue Reading