Using Read Alouds to Support Writing Instruction
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Great Video! Interactive Read Aloud and Close Reading
Professional Development Resources:
Lester Laminack's Website- Unwrapping the Read Aloud- Lester moves me with his passion for reading!
Linda Hoyt's Interactive Read Alouds- Teachers absolutely love these books. I have to pull them from their hands!!
Please do try these 2 voice poems!!! Two voice poems are great cooperative learning activities. Have students make their own!
Wonderful two voice poem by Paul Fleischman, Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, Harper & Row, 1988. About fireflies!
Making the Most of Classroom Read Alouds- Great article that covers Fiction and Nonfiction differences, comprehension, vocabulary and provides current research.
Want more books for teaching standards and comprehension strategies? You will love this list!! (Download)
Sample openings for Books to Read Aloud by Fountas and Pinnell
Living the Writer's Life by Denver Public Schools has wonderful resources for Writer's Workshop
Read Write Think Lesson Plan for K-12- Teacher Read-Aloud That Models Reading for Deep Understanding
Jar for writing similes!-Based on the book Fireflies by Julie Brinckloe
My Dog is as Smelly as Dirty Socks- Listen and watch the story!
Great Anchor Chart
Awesome website for learning about fireflies! This site is a educational resource on fireflies, also known as lightning bugs. We've got information on why fireflies are disappearing and what you can do to help. We've also got answers to frequently asked questions about fireflies, from why they glow to what they eat.
National Geographic- Facts about Fireflys
Fluency Focus for Grades 3-5
Article on Fluency by Tim Rasinski: Speed Does Matter in Reading
YouTube Video of Shel Silverstein reading his poem: