Imagine a Read Aloud where your students are listening attentively, taking useful and practical notes, and practicing immediately what they had learned, all while reflecting upon an assortment of ELA topics. Yes, you read that right...engaged students paying attention and contemplatively considering what was read during Read Aloud time. Reading is an interactive endeavor. Read Alouds should be too...and they are with this interactive slideshow package! The Read Aloud/Thoughts Allowed™ Series comes with all you need to pull your students into the world of classic literature, while at the same time providing for them ample opportunities to strengthen reading skills and develop a critical eye to aid them to be better readers and writers. Your students will be encouraged to think about what they have heard and apply the new information all in the same quick session. The best part of this program for you...everything is done! All you do is purchase a book, run off some copies, and have a student assemble booklets. Use this Read Aloud over and over every year, since classics never go out of style!
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Read Aloud/Thoughts Allowed™ package includes the following resources:
--A 75-slide PowerPoint slideshow is arranged by chapters (each chapter having a specific English Language Arts focus); 15 time-adjustable sessions; and many opportunities to lead thought-provoking discussions.
--A 4 page Welcome Guide will introduce you to the program and provide for you a break down of how the slideshow is arranged.
--7 pages of templates and instructions to print and construct student note-taking booklets are provided to effortlessly prepare personalized booklets for your students.
--12 pages of activity sheets and answer keys are provided for students’ immediate practice of topics recently shared.
Coming Soon: Read Aloud Packets for: The Wind in the Willows, The Call of the Wild, Little Women, Oliver Twist, and eventually 40 other kid-friendly, abridged classics! Visit my blog at www.heymrdaniels.blogspot.com to view the entire list. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to request that I create your favorite title from the list as my next project...I’ll be doing them all anyway...you might as well see if I can get your favorite to you sooner than later.
Chapter Focus Topics include:
Identifying Grammatical Modifiers
Discovering Characters’ Feelings through Action Verbs
Words to Use Instead of “Said”
Determining Main Ideas and Key Details
Cause and Effect
Creating Realistic Settings through Precise Vocabulary
Mark Twain’s Use of Dialect and Dialogue to Add to Realism
Compare and Contrast
*PLEASE NOTE: This packet contains specific worksheets that you can use only with Classic Starts™ The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, (ISBN No. 978-1-4027-1216-6).
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