Shared Writing and Shared Reading Erin Monn March In-Service March 16, 2012
Please Do Now! Think about how you use shared writing and shared reading with your students. List the benefits you find in using each. Please share with a partner.
What is Shared Writing? • Part of a Balanced Writing Program • Writing to/for children • Teacher models writing • Verbalize thinking through think alouds • Helps students develop common writing language • Writing with children (Shared Writing/Sharing the Pen) • Makes writing process visible to students • Teacher and students compose text together • Students are free to focus on thinking
What is Shared Writing?(cont.) • Writing by children • Students practice skills • Allows student choice • Allows teacher to see strengths and needs of students • Helps teacher plan instruction
What Does Shared Writing Look Like? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6QJ5z3OBQM • Teacher writes text in front of students with students chiming in with ideas • As teacher writes, he/she models strategies students will need to use when they write (Ex. sounding out a word) • Reread periodically and revise as needed to make writing stronger • Read finished piece to students asking volunteers to summarize what was discussed • Post in room as a reference for students
What Does Shared Writing Look Like? (cont.) • Key Points • Collaborative vs. directive • “I wonder if the reader will get sick of reading the same sentence beginning over and over again. How could we change this?” vs. “We need to have different sentence beginnings.” • Decide on lesson focus and establish purpose for writing (area students are struggling with) • Can be based on shared reading text
Shared Writing Ideas • Morning Message Ideas • Buzz Book • http://www.thekcrew.net/buzzbook.html • Two Color Writing • http://www.mrsnelsonsclass.com/teacherresources/teachingwriting/morningmessage.aspx#ideas • More Morning Message Ideas • http://www.mrsnelsonsclass.com/teacherresources/teachingwriting/morningmessage.aspx#ideasteachers
More Shared Writing Ideas • Nursery Rhymes/Class Books • http://www.jmeacham.com/balanced%20literacy/balanced.literacy.shared.writing.htm • Poetry Ideas • Who See’s the Wind? • http://www.scholasticdealer.com/prodimages/sample/952977.pdf • Thank You Notes for Earth Day • http://www.scholasticdealer.com/prodimages/sample/952975.pdf
What is Shared Reading? • Part of a Balanced Reading Program • Reading to children • Teacher models fluent reading • Develops students’ background knowledge, vocabulary, language development • Verbalize strategy use through think alouds • Gives students common reading language
What is Shared Reading?(cont.) • Reading with children (Shared Reading) • Students participate in group • Support allows students to read material beyond their instructional level • Reading by children • Practice skills and strategies independently • Allows student choice
What Skills Do I Teach During Shared Reading? • Concepts about print • Reading left to right; letter vs. word vs. sentence; title, author, illustrator • Reading strategies • HFW, rhyming words, beginning sounds, ending sounds, blending sounds to read words • Comprehension • Character, plot, setting, problem, solution
What Does Shared Reading Look Like? • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfGjgOc-rJw&feature=related • Key Points • First reading • Teacher reads story for enjoyment • Subsequent readings • Interactivity increases • Draw students’ attention to specific skills/strategies
What Does Shared Reading Look Like? (cont.) • Choose reading material kids will fall in love with • Use predictable books, poems, nursery rhymes, chants, songs, finger plays (Big Book/Enlarged Text) • Support helps build student confidence
Shared Reading Ideas • Predictable Charts (5-Day Plan) • http://www.cherylsigmon.com/pdf/H%20-%203%20%20Predictable%20Charts%20as%20Shared%20Reading.pdf • Poetry • http://www.jmeacham.com/balanced%20literacy/balanced.literacy.shared.reading.htm
Shared Reading Ideas (cont.) • Mini Reader’s Theater • Pull out repeated phrases from story and write on sentence strips • Have volunteers stand in front of group and hold up sentence strip (Wear hats/nametags) • Rest of students choral read story • Student performers say their lines
Resources • Feldgus, E.G. and Cardonick, I. Kid writing: A Systematic Approach to Phonics, Journals, and Writing Workshop. Chicago: Wright Group McGraw-Hill, 1999. Print. • Gibson, Sharan A. “Strategy Guide: Shared Writing.” Read-Write-Think. International Reading Association, n.d. Web. http://www.readwritethink.org/professional-development/strategy-guides/shared-writing-30686.html. 8 March 2012. • Shared Reading. n.p., n.d. Web. http://www.oe.k12.mi.us/balanced_literacy/shared_reading.htm. 9 March 2012. • Timmons, Dayle. “Vertical Professional Development.” Timmons Times. Chets Creek Elementary, 6 November 2009. Web. http://timmonstimes.blogspot.com/2009/11/vertical-professional-development.html. 9 March 2012.