SHARED READING: An engaging whole class instructional practice that
Effective Shared Reading Techniques
Using a Pocket Chart for Shared Reading provides many opportunities for children to interact with the text. Key concepts of print and phonic elements can be easily taught with this effective tool.
If introducing a new poem/song, the teacher reads or sings the text as the children watch and listen. Using a pointer helps demonstrate tracking and one-to-one matching on the words.
After 1 or 2 readings, ask the students to join in. A student can take on the responsibility of holding and moving the pointer on repeated readings.
Some COMMON CORE Standard target skills that can be taught are:
Tracking and return sweep
Beginning/Ending sound recognition
Capitalization & Punctuation
Digraphs, blends, special vowel pairs etc.
Making Pointers to use with