It's Episode 4 of my Reader's Workshop miniseries! Today is an important piece of Reader's Workshop: Shared Reading.
Shared reading is a valuable tool! During a shared reading experience, each person in the room has access to the text you're reading. This means that each student can have a copy, such as in a classroom set of books, copies of an article, or a text from the textbook, or the text (if short and font-sized large enough) can be projected or on a chart. This works especially well when it's a poem.
I use my scope & sequence to choose the genre of the text and I make sure that the specific skills or strategies we are going to practice are included in the text. I include the following components in a shared reading lesson:
August 13: Independent Reading & Reading Responses
August 15: Word Study
August 17: Guided Reading