Interactive Read-Alouds, Grades 6-7: Linking Standards, Fluency, and Comprehension [With CDROM] (Hardcover)
Read-aloud time is much treasured in most elementary classrooms as teachers share children's classics with their young readers. Linda Hoyt's Interactive Read-Alouds will help you make the most of read-aloud time by showing you creative ways to use popular children's literature to teach standards, fluency, and comprehension. Combining award-winning text and engaging conversations with reflective thinking, Linda's lessons will add drama to your literacy block and will teach your young readers strategies they will use across the curriculum.
Interactive Read-Alouds includes the following components:
- Interactive Read-Alouds (book of lessons) contains standards-based lessons designed around children's classics with Share the Reading strategies and Readers Theater Scripts.
- The Teacher's Guide outlines the thinking behind Interactive Read-Alouds and describes how to apply the strategies in your classroom.
- An Interactive Read-Alouds CD-ROM provides all of the shared text and Readers Theater Scripts in an easily accessible PDF format.
- Each lesson's concise Lesson Plan models an interactive read-aloud followed by an end of story reflection and strategies for sharing, extending, and assessing the learning. Plus, a test-style assessment option familiarizes students with the type of literature analysis required on standardized tests.
- A regular Share the Reading feature provides a shared text to reinforce the lesson's teaching in a type treatment that is easy to read and in a reproducible format that is easy to photocopy.
- Every lesson includes a Readers Theater Script that introduces drama into a reading curriculum in a way that allows students of varying reading abilities to interact with different types of text and each other.
About the Author
When Linda Hoyt is asked what people should know about her professional career, she is often heard to say, "I'm a teacher. That will always be the heart of my professional work." Though she spent many years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum developer, staff developer, and Title I District Coordinator, Linda's passion will always center around vigorous and engaging classrooms where teachers and children learn together. This passion for vigorous and engaged learning has led Linda to create twenty-four professional books and video programs, plus numerous instructional resources for children. A few titles from her multidimensional list of Heinemann publications include Revisit, Reflect, Retell; Make It Real; Interactive Read-Alouds; Solutions for Reading Comprehension; and her newest resources, Explorations in Nonfiction Writing and Crafting Nonfiction. Three of her popular Heinemann video programs include Nonfiction Writing (one for primary and one for intermediate) and Navigating Informational Texts. Linda is a full-time author, consultant, and highly requested speaker at conferences throughout the United States, in Canada, and in Australia. Linda and her husband, Steve, live in the mountains of central Oregon where they enjoy outdoor activities and the high-desert climate. Read more from Linda's most recent blogs here: - Just Do It! Informational Writing in the Primary Grades - Guided Writing, Part 1 - Guided Writing, Part 2 - Reading For Life by Laura Robb - Strategies for Teaching Nonfiction Writing (Grades K - 2 3 - 5) Listen to an interview with Linda Hoyt on Education Talk Radio - 11/09/2011 (35:58) Writing - Explorations in Nonfiction Writing - Crafting Nonfiction - Primary and Intermediate - Nonfiction writing DVDs, K-2, 3-5 - "plus pack" at each grade level Reading - Interactive Read Alouds - K-1, 2-3, 4-5 Professional Books: - Make it Real - Revisit, Reflect, Retell Lynnette Brent Sandvold has many years of experience teaching reading, language arts, and drama in middle school classrooms. In addition to teaching and serving as a K-12 literacy consultant, Lynnette has also authored numerous trade books for children in social studies and science and a professional development series that integrates the teaching of reading and writing strategies with content-area materials.