Each Lesson Plan includes:
✩ Teacher Guide
The interactive read aloud includes a teacher’s guide that outlines the lesson. It provides an introduction to help prepare your students for their learning and set a purpose for the read aloud. It also includes important vocabulary words and the strands that the lesson covers.
✩ Anchor Chart
The lesson includes an anchor chart that directly connects to both the picture book and the skill being taught in the lesson. The anchor chart can be printed out or can be used as a guide for you to re-create it with your students.
✩ Discussion Questions
There are higher level thinking questions and talking points to prompt student discussion. Each one has a page number so that you know exactly where in the story to stop!
These will guide students to deepen their understanding of the skill and respond in meaningful ways. These questions can be printed out on a one page guide or on sticky notes, which will allow you to place them right in the book.
✩ Student Response
The interactive read aloud also comes with a written response and an activity to help your students connect with the text and build their knowledge of the social skill. There are multiple response sheets that allow for differentiation. An answer key is also provided for your reference.
The craftivity or game provides a hands-on, engaging component to help students practice the skill. It helps connect the focus to the picture book and to students’ lives.
✩ Task Cards
The task cards can be used a fe different ways. The cards could be used orally as a whole class discussion or in small groups. Students could also respond to the task cards individually on the recording sheet that is included.
The task cards provide scenarios or thought-provoking questions to help students apply the skill to their own life.
Who is this Interactive Read Aloud lesson for?
This resource is for classroom teachers who need a simple, yet effective way to integrate more read alouds into their day. This low-prep resource is easy to implement, but can be used when teachers have time.
The activities are meaningful and engaging, yet they are simple and can be completed in a short amount of time.