Shared Reading is one component of a balanced primary reading program (guided reading, shared reading, reading writing connection, home reading program, independent reading and read aloud and respond).
This packet includes a reading passage about animal life cycles and several related activities. The activities move from looking at the entire passage with a focus on decoding and comprehension, to looking at lines within the passage, to sight words and finally to within word patterns.
Animal Life Cycle Activities:
Monday - play guess the covered word as students use decoding and comprehension strategies to guess the hidden word.
Tuesday - Illustrate the lines of the passage.
Wednesday - fill in the missing sight words in the passage.
Thursday - Within Words activity focusing on "ing" endings.
Friday - Copy of the original reading passage to add to their shared reading folders. (Folders they keep all their shared reading poems and passages in to practice all year long!)
Bonus reading response activity.
There is very little prep needed for using this Shared Reading packet. Just print and go! I dedicate 20 minutes each morning for our shared reading activity. There is a 20 minute activity in this package for each day of the week. There is consistency and routine built in to these packets to help keep your classroom running smoothly! I find that our shared reading time is the best time of our day. I hope you do too!
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