Modeled / Shared Reading Lookfors


  • Nonfiction or fiction grade-level text or passages that are: o Engaging o Entertaining o Informative

  • Rigorous for higher-order questioning and think alouds to build comprehension

  • Clearly visible to all students OR All students have a copy

What Is The Teacher Doing?

  • Used grade-level standards and student data to preplan: o Instructional focus o Discussion stopping points o Questions and prompts

  • Begins shared reading session by: o Explaining instructional focus o Providing background knowledge o Introducing text

  • Thinks aloud, using visual aides as needed, to model what good readers do

  • Moves at a brisk pace to keep students engaged and focused

  • Monitors students’ responses to adjust instruction as needed and determines next step

What are the Students Doing?

  • Tracking print with eyes to read silently or orally along with teacher using: o Oral cloze o Choral reading o Echo reading

  • When prompted: o Read or reread with a partner o Read or reread independently

  • Can explain what they are learning and why

  • Participate in scholarly conversations with partners and whole group

  • Practice skills and strategies to self-correct and self-evaluate during independent reading

Learning Environment

  • Standards Posted

  • Essential Question/ I CAN statement posted

  • Visual aids are evident (anchor charts, word walls, thinking maps, etc.)

  • The classroom environment is safe and conducive to learning.

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