Interactive Read Aloud Activities & Book Companions 3rd Gr RL3.2 3.3 3.4 3.6 3.7

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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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Take interactive read aloud time to a whole new level by increasing student engagement and comprehension using Think, Jot, Share booklets and activities. These comprehensive resources make it easy for you to plan, implement, and manage your read aloud focus using the rigorous standards-based questions & activities provided.

The correlating pages of the Think, Jot, Share booklets require mandatory engagement of ALL students as they think about the questions posed, jot their responses, and share their ideas with peers throughout the read aloud. Just select the questions that meet the instructional focus of your lesson, print, and go. Mark your read aloud book with pre-printed sticky notes or bookmarks (your choice) and you're ready to engage your students in meaningful, focused conversations about...

  • the characters (traits, feelings, motives, response to events, or how their actions influence events)
  • the theme or message of the story
  • important vocabulary, figurative language, or author's word choice
  • characters' points of view / perspective
  • how the illustrations contribute to the meaning of the text

As stated above, you can repurpose these read alouds for multiple lessons using other questions with a different standard focus. These student booklets are also wonderful formative assessments to help monitor student understanding and plan further instruction accordingly. ❤️Questions and activities are also great for scaffolding or differentiating instruction.❤️

Video preview highlights Stellaluna, while the preview gives you a closer look at Enemy Pie. All read aloud book companions have the same format and components but questions and activities are specifically tailored to the individual story titles.

Currently this bundle includes these titles for over 20% OFF:

Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon

Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill

Enemy Pie by Derek Munson

Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens

The Empty Pot by Demi

Any titles added in the future are free to you. (see below)

Each resource includes:

  • Comprehensive teacher user's guide for planning, implementing, and managing interactive read aloud lessons and booklets to increase student engagement
  • Standards-based questioning guide for planning read aloud focus (multiple questions for each literature standard supports your ability to repurpose this story for other lessons with a different focus standard)
  • Sticky notes template for printing
  • Read aloud questions- organized by standards in sticky note format or bookmark format (your choice)
  • Correlating student booklet pages for your read aloud focus
  • Anchor Poster- Procedures poster for Think, Jot, Share
  • Vocabulary cards with images and definitions (can be used for display or as a matching activity for students)
  • Standards-based extension activities for centers, partner, guided group, or independent practice:

✏️ Story Sequencing of Events

✏️ Recounting the Story

✏️ Theme and Message

✏️ Character Analysis Activities (two versions for scaffolding)

✏️ Cause and Effect Activity (two versions for scaffolding)

✏️ Character Point of View Sort

✏️ Vocabulary Application Activity

☕ Answer Keys for activities are included

Questions and activities are intended for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students.

In the process of adding these titles in February 2022:

Bad Hair Day by Barney Zaltzberg

Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts

Next on list...

The Invisible Boy by Patrice Barton

Carla's Sandwich by Debbie Herman

It Could Be Worse by Margot Zemach

See what teachers and students ❤️love❤️ about this Think, Jot, Share series:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Kathy R. wrote: "Love, love, love this resource! Great way to get my students to stop and think about what they are reading. The questions asked for each standard were right on point. Thank you for your hard work."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Carrie B. wrote: "Love this! I appreciate how detailed your directions to implement this are. I love how you geared these activities for this read aloud to older students. The questions are rigorous and based upon the standards, which is amazing. Thank you so much!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Lindsay N. wrote: "I used this during whole group instruction for students to practice identifying the central message, lesson, or moral of a text! I LOVED how the lesson plan included vocabulary cards and graphic organizers to enhance the learning! Thank you!"

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ericka H. wrote: "My students enjoyed using this resource while listening to the read-aloud. It was great for differentiation and I very quick and easy to access and print."

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Imperfectly Awesome wrote: "This was an AMAZING RESOURCE!!! I used this for my formal observation and got amazing feedback!! The kids also enjoyed doing the Think, Jot, Share!! My principal was amazed with how much they wrote!"

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