The professional development modules can be taken as an online course or facilitators can download materials to present these topics to groups.
Module 1 will provide learners with information on the research-based instructional practice of shared reading. Participants will learn about shared reading goals, how early literacy concepts are impacted by shared reading, and how to use big ideas to prioritize their practice.
Follow the CAR
Module 2 addresses the Follow the CAR approach to shared reading. Participants will be introduced to the Tar Heel Shared Reader interface and how to use it to pre-plan comments. Big ideas and self-reflection will be utilized to assist in identifying priorities for their practice.
Putting the CROWD in the CAR
Module 4, addresses the second approach to shared reading, putting the CROWD in the CAR. Participants will learn to create comments that are appropriate for the language and literacy abilities of students. Self-reflection on big ideas will be used to assist in prioritizing their practice.