Guided practice is a key component of reading instruction that is too often shortchanged in busy classrooms. What is the research-based, classroom-tested strategies for filling this instructional gap? Interactive read-alouds and shared reading. These engaging whole-class lessons scaffold students' learning about reading strategies, genre, text structure, text features, and more. Investing time in guided practice pays big dividends in student learning - students experience success and move to independence more quickly. Model lessons, book lists, and management tips give you everything you need to implement these strategies effectively in your classroom!