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Whole Group Reading Done Right

Whole Group Reading is an integral part to my reading block in my first grade classroom - just like it was an integral part of my reading block in my third grade and sixth grade classrooms. And it should be a part of yours too. What is Whole Group Reading? Whole group reading is a teacher read aloud that provides students an opportunity to develop, simultaneously , their listening comprehension skills along with the comprehension strategies and oral language development in a guided format with their teacher . Much like during guided reading in your teacher center where students are working with you in a guided way on their decoding skills, students in whole group reading are working with you in a guided way to develop their comprehension skills.   What is not Whole Group Reading? Not a teacher read aloud that is passive for the students as a time for relaxation. Text is not in hand for students. Text is not at reading ability. Now that we've defined what Whole

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