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Shared Reading and Fluency 

Shared reading is a time when students and teachers experience a real sense of community. 
Students feel like readers, as they "read" and enjoy big books and poems on large chart paper.  The teacher points to the words as the children "read" in unison.  This allows children to experience the joy of feeling like readers even  on the first day of school.  To make the experience even more worthwhile, look for "skills in context"!
Students locate a particular letter within the context of a big book or a poem on large chart paper. 
We talk about where these letters occur in each word and say the words slowly to notice where we hear the sounds.   This allows students to see the reason we are learning the sounds of the letters.
As the year progresses, we find blends, digraphs, rhyming words, sight words, compound words, contractions, etc.  You can differentiate by doing that from day one and direct your questioning for more complex items to the students you know are capable of responding.  Here is a reference sheet that contains a list of things you might ask students to locate.
Shared Reading - Skills in Context During Shared Reading
I use removable highlighting tape to locate the letters on the large poem charts and in big books.  I suggest using the WIDE tape, so that items can be highlighted more visibly.  I cut them in a variety of sizes and place them on a laminated piece of construction paper.  We peel them off as needed and then put them back onto the laminated paper after we have finished a highlighting session.  

Amazon also sell refills in light green, yellow, purple, and blue.

Here is the green refill:
I have also used "frames" in a variety of sizes to "frame" letters and words of varying sizes.  You can create them by cutting out rectangles of card stock and then cutting a window within the rectangles to create frames.  The frames can be taped onto a ruler.

Students can also be asked to find the letters, phonetic elements, or words in  individual copies of the poems, using a highlighter.
• Students see how learning a particular skill helps them to read words.
• A balanced approach to literacy should incorporate phonics into meaningful context and give students a purpose for learning phonics. 
Students need the necessary drill and practice to master phonics as well.
Be sure to checkout my other blog posts on Phonics here.
If you need ideas for POEMS FOR SHARED READING, I have lots of sets:
Bullying Prevention, Kindness, Friendship, Bully Free Poems & SongsBack To School Activities: Poems & Songs Columbus Day Activities: Poems & Songs for Shared Reading and Fluency
Fire Safety Poems, Songs, and ChantsHalloween Activities:  Poems and Songs for Shared Reading and FluencyFall Activities: Poems, Songs and Finger Plays for Autumn Shared Reading

Winter Activities:  Poems, Songs, Finger Plays and Chants in Color & BW
Thanksgiving Activities: Poems and Songs      Veterans' Day Activities:  Patriotic Poems, Songs, Finger Puppets
Chinese New Year 2019 Activities: Poems / Songs- Shared Reading & FluencyHanukkah Activities: Poems / Songs / and Chants-Shared Reading & FluencyChristmas Activities: Poems, Songs and Finger Plays for Shared Reading & Fluency

New Year's 2019 Activities: Poems / Songs  - Shared Reading FluencyMartin Luther King, Jr. Activities: Poems / Songs - Shared Reading & Fluency

Groundhog Day Activities: Poems and Songs for Shared Reading and FluencyEaster Activities:   Poems, Songs & Finger PuppetsSt. Patrick's Day PoemsLeap Year Poems/Songs Mardi Gras Activities: Poems / Songs - Shared Reading & Fluency - Color & BWDental Health Poems and Songs For Shared Reading and Fluency
Presidents' Day Activities: Poems and Songs for Shared Reading or FluencySpring Activities: Songs, Poems, and Finger Puppets!Earth Day Activities: Poems & Songs

April Fool's Day Poems & Songs For Shared Reading or FluencyCinco de Mayo Activities:  Poems and Songs - Shared Reading and Fluency

End of the Year Activities: Songs and Poems
Memorial Day Poems/Songs - 16 Poems + 6 Finger Puppets Shared Rdg & FluencyFlag Day Poems, Songs & Finger Puppets!
Mother's Day Activities:  Poems / Songs-Color & B/W - Shared Reading and FluencyGraduation Songs/Poems/Diplomas-Pre-K-Gr.1Father's Day Poems & Songs - 2 Versions - Color & B/W
Summer Beach Poems/Songs - (Summer) Color and B/W To Color-Summer SchoolFourth of July Songs, Poems & Finger Puppets - Summer School Activities!

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