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How to Do Interactive Read Alouds

You know I love Interactive Read Alouds, right?!  They're one of my favorite activities to do in the classroom because of the conversations we have and ALL of the skills my students are practicing.  Check out this blog post HERE to read all of the reasons why you need to be doing them.  Anyway, I wanted to write a post about HOW to do them.  I want to back up and give you the basics of what an Interactive Read Aloud looks like and some tips to make them successful.  Keep reading to learn more about my favorite, essential activity in any classroom.  


Interactive Read Aloud: Last Day Blues

Do you know Julie Danneberg's beginning of school year book, First Day Jitters?  It's probably one of your favorites, I know it's mine.  Well, did you know she's got a just as adorable end of the year book too?  I know, right?!?!  It's called Last Day Blues and it is just about the cutest end of year book there is.  I have created an Interactive Read Aloud for that book and I am so excited about it!

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The Best Headphones for Your Classroom

Headphones are an essential tool in my classroom.  With the amount of time my students use the iPads for various reasons, our headphones get a ton of use.  While my students bring them as part of their school supply list for technology class, I like to have some good ones to use just in my classroom.  I have gone through many, many pairs of headphones and I have FINALLY found the best ones for your classroom.  Keep reading to find out more.


3 Ways to Prepare for an Interactive Read Aloud

By now, you're probably noticing that I've got quite the Interactive Read Aloud blog series going.  I'm showing you how I plan and prepare for Interactive Read Alouds.  I believe they are one of the most important things we can do in our classroom and I want to make it easy for you to do them too.  Read on for 3 ways that I have used to prepare for an Interactive Read Aloud.


5 Tips to Get Writer's Workshop Up & Running

Writer's Workshop is one of my favorite things to teach my first graders.  5 years ago, I would have never said that.  But after traveling to NYC to go to Teacher's College, Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University with Lucy Calkins, I now love it just as much as reading.  Here are some tips to help you get started and love it too!


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