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Tips for Shared Reading from Susan Berkowitz,slp

For pre-readers in preschool and kindergarten, or students in special education who have not developed literacy skills, shared reading time is valuable time for learning about vocabulary and story structure.

Shared reading is less about questioning and asking than it is about developing a love of books and reading.

However, read-aloud opportunities shared with students do create opportunities for eliciting and scaffolding language.  By talking about the stories you read, you build skills for understanding vocabulary, using descriptive concepts, making comparisons and contrasts, sequencing, and recognizing story elements.

This is  a brief handout that provides some basic tips for shared reading strategies.  

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Keep reading, and Keep on Talking!