Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekly Shared Reading Lesson Plan Template

Hi, Teachers!

Have you been busy these past few weeks? As many of my friends know, I have been busy getting my Teachers Pay Teachers store up and running. I put my first two products online today. Whoo-hoo! I'm doing a little victory dance here, but you can't see it. Please feel free to go check them out and download them!

Click here to go to my TPT store!


Alright--let's talk shared reading! Some of you messaged me privately after my last blog post and said you would find a lesson plan helpful for shared reading, so I made it, uploaded it to TPT, and even made sure it was CCSS-aligned for you. I created a weekly template for shared reading that can be used every week, all year, year after year! Wahooo! Hooray for lesson plans that don't have to be written and re-written all the time! As I've discussed in this blog post, shared reading is a crucial element of balanced literacy that is sometimes hard to fit into the day—especially in the upper grades. You can use the plan I created to improve your students' fluency and comprehension skills.

Click on the picture above to view the product in my TPT store!


Inside of this product, you'll see that I describe exactly how to use shared reading effectively in your classroom. With very little prep involved, you only need to do two things each week to prepare your five shared reading lessons:

1. Pick a text to use each week. I’ve included several recommendations across the genres to get you started.
2. Pick the strategies you’ll teach to reinforce each skill. I’ve included a list of possible strategies that you can teach your students for each day’s focus skill. Of course, you will want to confer with your students during shared reading to help inform your decisions. Once you’ve picked your strategies, follow the plan with that strategy in mind, and you’re all set.

I created the plans hoping you could lower your stress and simply copy and paste the lesson plans into your formal lesson plan website or template for your administrator. Objectives, Procedures, Assessments, and Standards are included for each day. You can print out the lesson plans in black & white or in color versions to use by your side as you teach too!

If you'd like to use it, there are several ways you can do so! Obviously, you can buy the product. However, if you don't want to buy it, you can get it FOR FREE! What, you say? FOR FREE? Yes, get it for free! It will take you less than 60 seconds. Here's how to do it:

1. Click on the link to my Facebook page in the sidebar or go to it directly by clicking here. (Don't worry -- it will open in a new window!)
2. Like A Word On Third's Facebook page.
3. On your personal page, share the post on A Word On Third's Facebook page that starts with "Enter the A Word On Third Shared Reading Contest!" which was made on Monday. It can also be shared on your teaching page if you have one.
4. Comment on the post that you have shared it. This is really important--if you don't comment to let me know that you've shared it, I won't have a way of knowing you shared it!
5. Proceed to get excited, because NOW YOU ARE ENTERED TO WIN IT FOR FREE. Yup, it was that easy! I'll be picking three winners at the end of the week.

Now go and do a victory dance like I did at the beginning of this post. Life pro-tip: it is always better when you do a victory dance with someone else!

That's all for now. I will be posting very soon to talk about what to do with your early finishers in math class and how to challenge them.

How is your summer reading challenge going? What teaching topic do you want to discuss? How are you feeling about trying shared reading in your classroom right now? Comment below to share your thoughts!

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