Interactive Read-Aloud & Shared Reading Janice Such Grade 5 Read, Read, Read! Fountas and Pinnell on Reading
--Matching Books to Readers, page 9
The teacher can
The teacher can direct students’ attention to:
For ELLs, Interactive Read-Alouds provide
What is the difference between informational genres and nonfiction?
According to Fountas and Pinnell,
“Informational genres are “a category of texts in which the purpose is to inform or give facts about a topic. Nonfiction feature articles and essays are examples of informational text” (page 247).
Nonfiction is “a text based on fact”
Provides interesting subject matter
Inspires curiosity in students
Offers interesting topics, different formats, and attractive illustrations
Helps children to learn about linguistic features that differ from fiction
Promotes interaction with the text as readers seek meaningWhy Use Informational Text for Read-Aloud?
Teachers may want to read from beginning to end.
The teacher may begin at an appropriate section.
Students may use the index to find a topic that interests them.Choose a Starting Point
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--boost children’s knowledge
--ignite children’s curiosity
--encourage research and inquiry
--build background for fiction reading
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Through Shared Reading, students learn to understand the writer’s craft:
Almost any story can be transformed into a Readers Theatre script. For ideas, check http://www.teachingheart.net/readerstheater.htm
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A Readers Theatre Script based on
A Picture Book ofJesse Owens.
--David A. Adler Biography
--David Adler Interview Transcript
--The Olympics in Photos
--The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades 3-8, p. 19.
to find ready made prompts for your grade level.
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