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1. Decide on the focus

Shared reading lends itself to many possibilities:

From observation of the children, the teacher should also consider:

2. Select an appropriate book

3. Set the scene

Begin by talking about the cover and such things as

Keep the introduction brief and lively. The idea is to encourage the children to want to share the book.

4. Read the text

At the first reading, the pace should be lively with few stops. Participation and prediction should be encouraged, but not to the detriment of the story line.

5. Reread the text

During the rereading there should be opportunities for the children to

6. Respond to the text

There are many ways children can respond to books selected for shared reading. These include:

7. Share responses

Opportunity should always be provided for children to share their responses. Sharing provides

Uploaded by: Jessica Soltesz/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major