Literacy In Action: Shared Reading

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Shared reading is a classroom strategy in which a teacher reads a book with enlarged print and encourages children to read along on parts they can remember or predict. Shared reading models the reading process and draws children’s attention to print concepts and letter knowledge. The concept of shared reading helps to aid in building oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, and print awareness skills. Shared reading provides new opportunities for students to:

  • Engage with text of all types.
  • Be introduced to new words and language.
  • Encouraged to have interactions with print.
  • Be active listeners.
  • Have a role in large or small group.
  • Make predictions about a story being read aloud.


Shared Reading