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1 Using Non-fiction Text as Read Alouds: Paired Reading Presented by Pre-K Literacy Coaches Geneal Matheny, Tina McClanahan, Melissa McDermott, and Katara Nicholson

2 K-W-L We KNOWWe WONDERWe LEARNED

3 Presentation Objectives Learn the importance of using non-fiction text in Pre-K classrooms. Learn strategies for reading aloud non-fiction and fiction text sets (paired reading). Discuss ways to use the paired reading strategy in their classrooms. Develop ways to use graphic organizers to extend learning.

4 Importance of Non-fiction Texts in Pre-K Children need concrete experiences. Children are naturally curious and love learning new things. Gain background knowledge about a variety of topics. Contributes to vocabulary development.

5 Examples of Non-fiction Texts Magazines Books Posters Newspapers Teacher made books

6 Using Non-fiction Text as Read Alouds: Paired Reading Paired Reading is…  Text sets that include a non-fiction text and a fiction book on a similar topic to enhance student learning.

7 Planning and Preparing for Paired Reading When  Pacing guide  Daily schedule

8 Planning and Preparing for Paired Reading Determine the Objective Research the Topic Select your Text

9 Planning and Preparing for Non-fiction Read Alouds Text Selection  Age appropriate length  Clear pictures/photographs  Rich vocabulary  Relates to theme or students interest

10 Planning and Preparing for Non-fiction Read Alouds What strategies do you use to plan your story time lessons? ?

11 Planning and Preparing for Non-fiction Read Alouds Read the book ahead of time. Plan your questions and think alouds. Plan your talking points and explanations. Plan how you might make connections to the topic throughout the day.

12 Teaching Children How Non-fiction Works: Before Reading Explain to the children…  What you are reading.  Why you are reading it. Let’s write!

13 Teaching Children How Non-fiction Works: During Reading Use the natural flow of text to explain unique text features. Foreshadow any connections to upcoming read-aloud texts. At the conclusion of the non-fiction read, introduce briefly the fiction texts that correlates.

14 Teaching Children How Non-fiction Works: After Reading Use a graphic organizer. Place paired texts in the classroom. Kitten for a Day

15 Using Non-fiction Text as Read Alouds: Paired Reading Let’s see how it’s done… swamps

16 KWL What did you learn?

17 References Shedd, M.K., & N.K. Duke The Power of Planning Developing Effective Read-Alouds. Beyond the Journal: Young Children on the Web. Taberski, Sharon Fact and fiction read aloud. d=3344 d=3344 Lane, H. Wright, T. (2007). Maximizing the effectiveness of reading aloud. The Reading Teacher, 60,

18 Using Non-fiction Text as Read Alouds: Paired Reading Presented by Pre-K Literacy Coaches Geneal Matheny, Tina McClanahan, Melissa McDermott, and Katara Nicholson


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