Firsthand Professional Support: Interactive Read-Alouds: Linking Standards, Fluency, and Comprehension
Interactive Read-Alouds: Linking Standards, Fluency, and Comprehension
Developed in collaboration with Linda Hoyt
Recommended Grade Level: Grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, 6–7
Linda Hoyt's Interactive Read-Alouds, for grades K–1, 2–3, 4–5, and 6–7 is a powerful resource that helps teachers recast read-alouds of treasured favorites as springboards to deeper understanding of comprehension strategies, literary devices, and writing traits. This course reveals the principles behind the resource and how to put those principles into practice. Teachers will learn how to use Interactive Read-Aloud lessons to introduce a strategy, writing trait, or literary device then extend the targeted learning in a shared reading at the overhead and a reader's theater experience, where fluency is addressed in combination with the targeted standard.
In addition, they'll look at how to create a physical space that supports effective interactive read-aloud, how to fit interactive read-aloud into their existing curriculum, and how to link it to small group instruction and independent reading. The resource's assessment tools and rubrics for analyzing oral language development, questioning strategies, fluency, evaluative retelling, comprehension strategies and writing traits will also be explored, as well as how the shared readings and readers theater scripts link to science and social studies standards.
- Learn how to choose exemplary mentor text
- Develop targeted lessons to specific standards and learning outcomes
- Engage children deeply in conversation that pushes their thinking and ensures every child the chance to use content vocabulary while gaining control over the target learning
- Extend and sustain read-aloud lessons across other texts and content areas to promote deeper understanding.
For pricing information on firsthand support, please call 800.541.2086, ext. 1402.
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