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I have to do interactive read aloud for my next class, but I don't know how.

Feb 2, 2014 9:40am

  • English Language Arts
  • K
  • Common Core


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    • Feb 3, 2014 6:10pm

      Give them a daily newspaper or a magazine like "Time" Let them pick the stories that interest them the most. Discuss it, follow it, find similar articles. Focus on the writing styles and structure,

      • Feb 7, 2014 6:42pm

        Hi Katia-

        I see you are teaching kindergarten. Appendix B for the Common Core has a great selection of read-alouds for K. You can find them here:

        To make them interactive, you can set up stations where students have to predict what happens next by drawing pictures, selecting from different options, etc... It's also great to bring up visuals for tricky words so students have the opportunity to make a connection with the word while they are listening.

        Hope this helps,


        • Feb 9, 2014 5:44am

          This will all depend on what skill or skills you need to focus on for the lesson. Many teachers introduce a skill in whole group and then stress it more during small group interactive reading time. If you are teaching K, you will not want to stress more than about 1-3 skills. In K interactive reading is often done with BIG BOOKS. This way students can see the text and even read along parts of the book, such as refrains or text that is repeated over and over throughout the book. You could also use poems or song lyrics written on a chart or pull up a story on the smart board (if you have one). Use color and visuals when possible to stress skills. If the K students are advanced they could even be given clipboards and paper to bring to the floor and they could draw or write in response to your questions. Be sure to ask some higher level questions in each and every lesson as this is part of Common Core (and just good teaching). Do some research on interactive read aloud on the internet and get ideas from Pinterest.

          • Feb 14, 2014 5:29am

            Hi Katie,
            Have you tried ReadWorks? Find research-based lessons that provide tons of teacher support in teaching interactive read-alouds. This is a great place to start: