Making Connections Through Read Alouds - Mrs. Richardson's Class

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February 14, 2015

Making Connections Through Read Alouds

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I love, love, love teaching reading!! If you hang around her often, I’m sure you have read that before! Our interactive read aloud time is a part of our day that I never push to the side. This is when I teach my students how to think like readers. Making connections is a strategy that I model during this time.
 Teaching students to make connections through interactive read alouds is crucial! Kindergarten and first grade students love to be read to and can easily make connections with these fun books!
One of my favorite lessons is teaching my little friends is all about making connections.  I first have to teach them how to make connections.  In my class I have always taught my kids to clasp their hands together to show me silently they are making a connection during a read aloud.  Sometimes I will wink to acknowledge them and other times I will call on them to share out their connection.  
 
It usually is easy to find read aloud books that allow them to connect to several times.  Alexander is one character we can ALL relate to! 🙂 He is a favorite in our classroom every single year!Teaching students how to make connections is one of the first skills I teach. Using interactive read alouds to do this is the perfect opportunity to engage learners and get them thinking!
 
You can read more about this activity we did HERE on my blog post. 
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Making connections is one of the first skills I teach. Using interactive read alouds to do this is the perfect opportunity to engage learners and get them thinking!
 
Making connections is one of the first skills I teach. Using interactive read alouds to do this is the perfect opportunity to engage learners and get them thinking! #Literacy #FirstGrade
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Amanda

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