What is Tar Heel Shared Reader?
Tar Heel Shared Reader combines two resources:
Tar Heel Reader’s library of age and ability appropriate books
A new shared reading interface that supports adults in engaging students more actively and in constructing meaning from texts
What is Shared Reading?
Shared reading is an evidence-based intervention that can help improve language, communication, and interaction skills while building understanding of print concepts. During shared reading, adults focus on maximizing interact page-by-page while working toward helping students lead the interaction.
Follow the CAR
Follow the CAR is a way adults can remember how to support student interactions during shared reading. Adults Comment, Ask for participation, and Respond to students in a way that will encourage their participation. The goal is for students to lead the shared reading interaction by making comments and initiations on their own.
Putting the CROWD in the CAR
After students begin to make their own comments and connections, the CROWD helps adults remember to Ask for more participation during shared reading. The CROWD stands for five different ways you can Ask students to participate and interact. They are: Completion, Recall, Open-ended, Wh- questions and Distancing.
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