Inspired Read-Alouds

This training provides teachers the knowledge to plan effective read-alouds using an explicit, research-based instructional routine that supports oral language, vocabulary development, and comprehension. The training guides teachers as they work through a step-by-step planning process for use with their own fiction and non-fiction texts.

The planning process includes:

  • Selecting vocabulary words and creating child-friendly definitions
  • Writing effective guiding questions to enhance listening comprehension
  • Applying comprehension skills during reading
  • Writing in-text talking points
  • Creating upward and downward scaffolds to maximize student learning

Each participant will receive a book, and will leave the training with a lesson they planned they can teach the very next day.