RIRA stands for repeated interactive read aloud. There are many benefits to reading and using a text multiple times. In my Kinder class we used this book, Stellaluna, for a solid month (and my littles loved it). When we read a book multiple times we’re building vocabulary, understanding, and inferring skills. For the close read we highlight unknown words and interesting info and draw a picture to match. I hope your class enjoys this unit as much as mine did.