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Using Story Books for Shared Reading Strategies Speech Language or Special Ed

Susan Berkowitz
Grade Levels
Not Grade Specific
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75 pages
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Susan Berkowitz

Learning Objective

Students will be able to complete story elements maps, participate in shared reading strategies, and sequence and retell stories with visual cues.


Looking for materials you can apply to any story you use in speech therapy or your class? Shared reading is a strategy to increase exposure to books, develop language and literacy skills in young children and students who are not yet readers.

This packet contains a lot of information about shared reading; including what it is and how to do it, how to tie language skills addressed in shared reading sessions to Common Core State Standards (with specific information about those CCSS), hierarchy of skills addresses and comprehension questions, strategies for scaffolding

  • Also includes a generic core vocabulary based communication board,
  • Daily structure of a shared reading week,
  • Types of Before and After reading activities, along with specifics and a planning page,
  • Character webs
  • Setting webs
  • Describing, Defining, Comparing graphic organizers
  • templates for vocabulary building
  • Story Elements organizers at a variety of complexity levels
  • Story webs, summaries, and frames
  • Story reports
  • Narrative structure sequence
  • Sequencing frames at a variety of levels of complexity
  • Templates for phonological awareness skills activities

Take a look at my primary adapted books resources found in my custom category here

Total Pages
75 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.


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