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Shared Reading
Shared Reading is an approach to teaching reading in which a teacher and a group of students come together to read, discuss, and learn from about texts. It's an approach that allows students to expeirence the joy of reading, the richness and variety of language and the stimulation of sharing ideas and information with their peers. As with an act of reading, the prime objective is to make meaning of the text. In shared reading, the teacher stretches learning by showing how expert readers handle texts. The teacher achieves this through implicit and explicit instruction and through quality interactions. In this approach, teachers build on their students' knowledge to help them deepen their thinking, critically evaluate texts, and become metacognitive readers.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Discussion of Shared Reading Lesson
After observing a Shared Reading lesson with 9th grade students, adults documented teacher moves and student conversation detected in the lesson.  Shannon Maul facilitates a discussion on the impact of lessons that facilitate accountable talk.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Shared Reading with 9th Grade Students Using: "Confession"
Using “Confession,” a short story from the book No Easy Answers by Donald R. Gallo, Shannon Maul demonstrates a Shared Reading lesson with 9th Grade Students.  Lesson focus:  Analyzing character traits and motivations. Prior to lesson demo, adults engage in an analysis of the text being used with students.  Lesson focus for adults:  Accountable talk. 

Thursday, December 7, 2006
Summarizing Unit Lesson #2 Using: "Gardening with Native Plants"
7th Grade students engage in a second lesson from a unit on summarizing modeled by Katherine Casey.  Students are expected to identify a good summary and understand its qualities (i.e. what goes into a summary that is effective vs. ineffective).

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Summarizing Unit Lesson #2 Using: "The Yellow-Eyed Penguin"
4th Grade students engage in a second lesson from a unit on summarizing modeled by Katherine Casey.  Students are expected to identify a good summary and understand its qualities (i.e. what goes into a summary that is effective vs. ineffective).

Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Summarizing Unit Lesson #1 Using: "The Yellow-Eyed Penguin"
With a class of 4th grade students, Katherine Casey models the first of two lessons from a unit on Summarizing.  Adults monitor and assess students’ ability to find main ideas and supporting details. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2006
Shared Reading and Universal Themes Using: "About Loving" and "The Last Kiss" - Middle & High School
Katherine Casey demonstrates two shared reading lessons where the participants take the role of the student.  Katherine’s objective is to show how two different texts that are connected by a universal theme can be used to apply the work from one lesson to the next lesson.

Tuesday, September 28, 2006
Shared Reading and Universal Themes Using: "About Loving" and "The Last Kiss" - Elementary School
Katherine Casey demonstrates two shared reading lessons where the participants take the role of the student.  Katherine’s objective is to show how two different texts connected by a universal theme can be used to apply the work from one lesson to the next lesson.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Language Development Using: "Come On, Rain!"
After participating in a Read Aloud with Karen Hesse’s book, “Come On, Rain!” adults engage in a language development lesson led by Katherine Casey.  Participants are asked to capture the words and phrases (from “Come On, Rain!”) that gave readers the feeling of how hot it was in the story.  Katherine models how to use these phrases with writing and speaking activities.
Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Test Preparation Lessons
Katherine Casey models 3 test preparation lessons with 4th & 5th grade students.  Lesson 1 focus:  compare and contrast regular text with CST passages.  Lesson 2 focus:  noting differences between CST reading and writing passages.  Lesson 3 focus:  taking a closer look at CST writing passages and associated questions.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Shared Reading in Middle School Using: "Breakfast in Virginia"
Katherine Casey demonstrates an 8th grade Shared Reading lesson (in John Blair’s classroom setting) using “Breakfast in Virginia” by Langston Hughes.  Lesson focus:  how setting affects tone, mood and meaning.
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Shared Reading with 8th Grade Students
Katherine Casey provides a demonstration Read Aloud lesson with 8th grade students using a biography text “Dear Fellow Writer” a biographical letter by Pat Mora. Lesson focus:  big ideas and author’s messages.  Participants, during the debrief, discussed how Katherine supported student learning.  Topics discussed:  activating prior knowledge, identifying genres, student talk, supporting ELLs, and  lessons in a series.
Thursday, October 6, 2005
The Coaching Model - Part 2 Focus: Lesson Observation
Elementary school teacher, J’lene Mallinger, demonstrates a Shared Reading lesson with her 4th grade students.  Adults in the room observe the lesson in order to determine teacher strengths and next steps. Part 2 (i.e. lesson observation) of the coaching model.
Thursday, October 6 , 2005
Improving Coaching Skills - Part 2 Shared Reading Using: "Slower Than The Rest"
Having observed Literacy Coach Amber Lee-Ruiz demonstrate a Shared Reading lesson with adult learners, Katherine Casey models for participants subsequent components of the coaching model (i.e. post- conference, planning next steps, and side-by-side coaching).  Literacy Coach Amber Lee-Ruiz models a “Day 2” lesson using “Slower Than the Rest,” a short story by Cynthia Rylant.
Thursday, October 6, 2005
Improving Coaching Skills - Part 1 Shared Reading Using: "Slower Than The Rest"
Katherine Casey provides a brief description of the coaching model (i.e. pre-conference, lesson observation, post-conference, planning next steps, side-by-side coaching).  The first two components are modeled as Literacy Coach Amber Lee-Ruiz demonstrates a Shared Reading Lesson with adults using “Slower Than The Rest,” a short story by Cynthia Rylant.

Tuesday, March 16, 2005
Questioning: Overview and Resources
Katherine Casey guides participants through a discussion of how Bloom’s Taxonomy illustrates the range of levels of comprehension form literal to high level.  Participants are provided three resources which support effective questioning.
Shared Reading for Grades 3 and Beyond by Sue Brown
- Questions that address thinking skills and verbs within standards Guiding Readers and Writers Grades 3-6 by Fountas & Pinnell
-Questions specific to and/or cross genre
Exploring Informational Text by Hoyt, Mooney, & Parkes
-Questions that students use at different times during the read (before, during, after).

Wednesday, February 2005
Debrief of 7th Grade Shared Reading Lesson Using: "When The Earth Shakes"
Adults are lead through a debrief of the 7th Grade Shared Reading lesson modeled by Katherine Casey.  Guiding questions:  When did the teacher model?  What did the teacher model?  What were the skills that can be transferred to other texts?
Wednesday, February 2005
7th Grade Shared Reading Lesson Using: "When The Earth Shakes"
7th Grade students participate in a Shared Reading lesson using the nonfiction text “When The Earth Shakes,” by Patricia Lauber.  During the lesson, Katherine Casey asks students to strategically use the organization of the text to make meaning.  Katherine models how to gather ideas during the read.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Shared Reading for Primary Grades Resource: Read It Again! by Brenda Parkes
Using Read It Again!: Revisiting Shared Reading Chapter 4 “Shared Reading In Action” by Brenda Parkes, Katherine guides participants in researching the role of shared reading in the primary grade classrooms.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Debrief of Shared Reading Lesson "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 2
Day 2: Participants debrief the Day 2 Shared Reading lesson of “The Coral Reef Crisis” from Exploring Nonfiction 3rd grade and walk through Katherine’s “teacher moves” that supported students’ understanding of the text.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Shared Reading Lesson (5th Grade): "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 2
Day 2:  Katherine Casey models a Shared Reading lesson with 5th grade students in their own classroom.  Based on the assessments of what students were able to do on Day 1, Katherine modified a Day 2 Shared Reading lesson to focus on an areas of need: generating main ideas and supporting details.
Thursday, January 13, 2005
Lesson Planning for Shared Reading 5th Grade: "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 2
Day 2:  Katherine Casey highlights the ability to string a series of lessons through Shared Reading. Having assessed what students were able to do in Shared Reading lesson Day 1, participants were guided through the planning process of a Shared Reading Day 2 using the same text: “The Coral Reef Crisis” from Exploring Nonfiction 3rd grade.  Katherine introduces Lyn Regett’s Shared Reading Planning Sheet.
Wednesday, January 12 , 2005
Debrief of Shared Reading Lesson "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 1
Day 1: After observing a 5th grade Shared Reading lesson using “The Coral Reef Crisis” from Exploring Nonfiction 3rd grade, participants debrief the lesson using the observation protocol.  Katherine references the following professional resources to differentiate between Read Aloud and Shared Reading: Shared Reading: Working It Out Together by Sue Brown and Read It Again!: Revisiting Shared Reading by Brenda Parkes
Wednesday, January 12 , 2005
Shared Reading (5th Grade): "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 1
Day 1:  Having used CELDT data and ELD standards to plan the 5th grade Shared Reading lesson, Katherine Casey models how to use context clues to make meaning of nonfiction text: “The Coral Reef Crisis” from Exploring Nonfiction 3rd grade.
Wednesday, January 12 , 2005
Lesson Planning for Shared Reading 5th Grade: "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 1
Day 1:  Katherine Casey guides participants to use the data and ELD standards to plan the Shared Reading using “The Coral Reef Crisis” from Exploring Nonfiction 3rd  grade.   Katherine introduces a chart as a focus for the lesson:  How to use context clues to make meaning of the text.  Students will be asked to generate main ideas and supporting details.  Katherine also guides participants through the reading and chunking of the text. Prior to the lesson, participants are provided an observation protocol.
Wednesday, January 12 , 2005
Shared Reading (5th Grade): "The Coral Reef Crisis" - Day 1
Day 1:  Having used CELDT data and ELD standards to plan the 5th grade Shared Reading lesson, Katherine Casey models how to use context clues to make meaning of nonfiction text: “The Coral Reef Crisis” from Exploring Nonfiction 3rd grade.
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
8th Grade Shared Reading Lesson Using: "All Together Now"
Katherine Casey models a Shared Reading lesson with 8th grade students using “All Together Now,” a speech, by Barbara Jordan.  The focus for the lesson is having a deeper understanding about the speaker’s position on a topic and how he/she builds that position. 
Wednesday, November 10, 2004
A Model for the Preparation of Shared Reading and Read Aloud Lessons, with a Focus on
8th Grade

In preparation for a Shared Reading  and Read Aloud lessons with 8th grade students, Katherine Casey discuses Balanced Literacy approaches and models the process of lesson planning.  Four points of the model were addressed:  (1) CST Strands and Reporting Clusters, (2) Text selection, (3) Reading to make meaning, and (4) Naming the skills and strategies used to understand the text.
Wednesday, October 13, 2004
What We Do As Readers Text Focus: "PO KARE KARE"
Katherine Casey provides a rationale for focusing on comprehension: What does reading mean?  Participants are guided through a Shared Reading of  “PO KARE KARE” in order to highlight decoding skills versus comprehension skills.
 
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