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Interactive Read Aloud Lesson Plans

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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These interactive read aloud lesson plans use 75 different picture books to teach over 40 different reading comprehension skills. Each lesson has a carefully selected picture book to use as a mentor text.

Included in This Download:

  • 75 lesson plans that cover specific reading comprehension skills.
  • Scope and Sequence guided for lesson planning and tracking.
  • A book list with all the books used linked to Amazon for easy reference.
  • A standards checklist to make sure you are covering everything inside your core.

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Each Lesson Plan Includes:

  1. Important vocabulary terms or potentially confusing words from the text.
  2. Questions and prompts before reading to help activate each student's background knowledge and provide the right level of scaffolding.
  3. Questions and prompts during reading with specific page numbers and talking points.
  4. Questions and prompts after reading to help summarize the book and reinforce the skill covered.
  5. Graphic organizers selected specifically for each book and skill to help students organize their thinking and respond to what they've read.
  6. Answer keys for each graphic organizer.

Skills Included In This Download:

  • asking questions
  • author's purpose
  • cause and effect
  • character comparisons
  • character changes
  • character actions and development
  • character traits
  • character's feelings, actions, and choices
  • compare and contrast
  • comparing two authors
  • comparing two books
  • comparing two characters
  • comparing two problems and solutions
  • comparing two settings
  • determining importance
  • dialogue
  • figurative language
  • genres
  • idioms, proverbs, and adages
  • illustrations
  • inferring
  • main idea and details
  • making connections
  • metaphors and similes
  • mood in illustrations
  • multiple meaning words
  • nonfiction text features
  • onomatopoeia
  • personification
  • point of view
  • predictions
  • problem and solution
  • settings
  • shades of meaning
  • summarizing
  • plot
  • theme, moral, and lesson
  • tone and mood
  • using illustrations to add detail and meaning
  • visualizing
  • word choice

Books Used in These Lesson Plans

  1. A Bad Case of the Stripes by David Shannon
  2. A Different Pond by Bao Phi
  3. A Pig Parade is a Terrible Idea by Michael Ian Black
  4. A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston and Sylvia Long
  5. All the Places to Love by Patricia MacLachlan
  6. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman
  7. Bats by Gail Gibbons
  8. Bringning the Rain to Kapiti Plain by Verna Aardema
  9. Can I Be Your Dog? by Troy Cummings
  10. Click, Clack, Moow Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
  11. Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds
  12. Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds
  13. Dreamers by Yuyi Morales
  14. Each Kindness by Jacqueline Woodson
  15. Emmanuel's Dream by Ann Thompson
  16. Enemy Pie by Derek Munson
  17. From Seed to Plant by Gail Gibbons
  18. Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood
  19. Henry's Freedom Box by Ellen Levine
  20. Hey, Little Ant by Phillip and Hannah Hoose
  21. I Wanna Iguana by Karen Kaufman Orloff
  22. If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff
  23. Khalida and the Most Beautiful Song by Amanda Moeckel
  24. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood
  25. Martin's Big Words by Dorren Rappaport
  26. Mary Wears What She Wants by Keith Negley
  27. Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian
  28. Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
  29. Moonshot by Brian Floca
  30. More Than Anything Else by Marie Bradby
  31. My Lucky Day by Keiko Kasza
  32. Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett
  33. Ordinary Mary's Extraordinary Deed by Emily Pearson
  34. Piggie Pie by Margie Palatini
  35. Pigsty by Mark Teague
  36. Planets by Elizabeth Carney
  37. Plant Secrets by Emily Goodman
  38. Planting Stories by Anika Aldamuy Denise
  39. Rotten Teeth by Laura Simms
  40. Salt in His Shoes by Deloris Jordan
  41. Sea Turtles by Laura March
  42. Snow by Cynthia Rylant
  43. Strega Nona by Tomie de Paola
  44. Suddenly by Colin McNaughton
  45. Tacky the Penguin by Helen Lester
  46. Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco
  47. The Bad Seed by Jory John
  48. The Bear Ate Your Sandwich by Julia Sarcone-Roach
  49. The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino
  50. The Empty Pot by Demi
  51. The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
  52. The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka
  53. The Good Egg by Jory John
  54. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  55. The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Adam Rex
  56. The Night I Followed the Dog by Nina Laden
  57. The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson
  58. The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill
  59. The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
  60. The Rough Patch by Brian Lies
  61. The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer
  62. The Sandwich Swap by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah
  63. The Stray Dog by Marc Simont
  64. The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas
  65. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka
  66. The Ugly Dumpling by Stephanie Campisi
  67. The Worst Princess by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie
  68. There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow by Lucille Colanaro
  69. Tuesday by David Wiesner
  70. Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg
  71. Weird Parents by Audrey Wood
  72. When Lightning Comes in a Jar by Patricia Polacco
  73. Where the Wild Things Are by Mauric Sendak
  74. Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aardema
  75. Winter is the Warmest Season by Lauren Stringer

How to Use Each Lesson Plan

  1. Decide which skill you want to teach and determine which mentor text you want to use.
  2. Print out the lesson plan and go through the questions so you become familiar with the content.
  3. Place sticky notes inside the book to help you remember to stop and discuss as you read.
  4. Have students fill out their graphic organizers as you read.

Why Use Interactive Read Alouds?

Interactive read alouds are a POWERFUL way to help your students learn and understand important reading comprehension skills. Not only do they help teachers model fluency and comprehension skills using think alouds, they also get kids interacting with and talking about a text.

How long should my interactive read aloud lessons take each day?

Each lesson can take anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on the needs of your students. This is only a suggested time frame. Your class might need more time to complete the activities for each day.

Print-and-Go Materials

All Create-abilities resources are designed with ease-of-use in mind. Don’t have a color printer? No problem. Pages that do not render well in black-and-white have black-and-white copies included. Be classroom-ready with a quick print.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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