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1 Read Aloud Goals To enhance listening comprehension and vocabulary
To improve comprehension of narrative materials, particularly the ability to predict events, retell events, and summarize using story grammar (literature elements).

2 What are the read-alouds?
Picture Books Read to students Actively involves students Students retell the content Students summarize using “story grammar” (literary elements) Students master 3 vocabulary terms found in story

3 What are the read-alouds?
Using Chapter Books Read a chapter from a novel during after a transition or at the end of the day Purpose is to end the day in an enjoyable manner, and to increase students’ interest in age-appropriate books

4 Let’s try the procedure
“Skippyjon Jones” Introduce book: T read title, SS read title, SS make predictions, T read author and illustrator’s names Word Sort predictions Using some of the vocabulary (familiar and unfamiliar) have students sort the words and discuss what they think will happen in the book

5 Word Sort & Story Predictions
self-respecting flock lecture journey incognito secret password outraged scattered darkened landscape shimmied hovered thrust ruckus britches

6 Word Sort & Story Predictions
ordered scolded exclaimed asked answered growled whispered decreed declared cried chattered burst into song spoke called added continued

7 Let’s try the procedure
“Read the story interactively: Questions Predictions Retell Students respond with gestures and facial movements Explain novel words

8 How does Skippyjon feel?
Why? Show me how you look when you are feeling restless. How is his mom feeling? Show me how your mom looks when she feels frustrated. What do you think will happen next? How does Skippyjon feel? Show picture of Mom on page 4

9 “You need to think about what it means to be a Siamese cat.”
Possible origin is Thailand Brought to U.S. about 130 years ago Have any of you seen a Siamese cat in person, on TV, or in a movie? Siamese Cats NOT Siamese Cats

10 After Reading Discuss the story What did you like?
What character did you like best? Did anything surprise you? …make you laugh? …make you sad?

11 Summarize Using the “Story Grammar” Chart
Title Setting Main Character Other Characters Problem/conflict/goal Resolution of Problem

12 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction
Contextualize the word within the story: “Why the maskito, dude?.” asked Poquito Tito. “I go incognito,” said Skippito. “Say the word incognito.” Student-friendly explanation: “Incognito means that you are trying to look like someone else, so no one can tell it is you. You try to be incognito by wearing a costume or using camouflage.”

13 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued)
Non-story examples: Camouflage helps animals be incognito, so they can hide from their enemies and sneak up on their prey. When you wear a costume for Halloween or a party you are incognito. Sometimes famous people will go to restaurants and stores incognito, so they won’t have people bothering them.

14 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued)
Active student engagement with the words: Tell a neighbor about a time you pretended to be incognito. Ask questions: Why might a person want to be incognito?

15 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued)
c) Examples and Non-examples “If any of the things I say are examples of incognito, say incognito. If not, don’t say anything.” ___A student is reading a book in the library. ___ Spiderman puts on his “Spiderman” outfit. ___ Spiderman (Peter Parker) puts on a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. ___A girl puts on her prettiest dress before going to the birthday party. ___A snake is wrapped around the branch of a tree the same color as its skin. ___You put on your baseball uniform before the game.

16 Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (continued)
“Say the word incognito.” Review vocabulary Post the book cover and the words. Incorporate words into daily language.

17 Vocabulary secret – only a few people know
incognito – wearing a disguise so others don’t know it’s you journey – traveling a long distance or over a long period of time            

18 Other Vocabulary Focus that could be used with “Skippyjon Jones”
Self-respecting Flock of birds Lecture Password Outraged Scattered Darkened Landscape Shimmied Hovered Thrust ruckus

19 Other Words to Use for “said” with “Skippyjon Jones”
ordered scolded exclaimed asked answered growled whispered decreed declared cried chattered burst into song spoke called added continued

20 Other Names that Mom Uses for Skippyjon
Kitten Britches Mr. Fuzzy Pants Mr. Flutternutter Kitty boy Mr. Cocopugs

21 Read Aloud Procedure Vocabulary Procedure Read to students
Actively involve students Students retell the content Students summarize using “story grammar” elements Students master 3 vocabulary terms found in story Choose 3 words Contextualize the words Say word—students echo Student-friendly explanation Decontextualize the words by using non-story examples Active student engagement with the words: student conversation, ask questions, examples and non-examples Review vocabulary: post the book cover and the words, incorporate words into daily language


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