Emily Reed, Reading Specialist at Dillsburg Elementary School, is our guest blogger again this week. The third chapter of Who's Doing the Work? focuses on shared reading.
When a teacher says Shared Reading an image comes to mind.
Students on the carpet surrounding a teacher, all reading and experiencing the same text.
But there is so much more to a Shared Reading than just that image.
I am really enjoying the dancing metaphor for Shared Reading.
It really reminded me of my first ever Zumba class.
Zumba, when you first begin, is not really that easy. (Okay maybe for some of you it is!)
There is so much to learn and do.
The Zumba teacher always begins demonstrating the moves, but then comes the SHARED part.
We practice the moves together. The teacher doing the moves slowly and us echoing and mimicking them.
If we aren't quite getting it, they even say, "remember earlier when I...(echoing back to when they demonstrated)
This is Shared Reading. But just like there is a lot to being a good Zumba teacher...there is a lot of important things to remember when doing Shared Reading.