Hi Teacher Friends!
Today I wanted to share about Social Studies Interactive
Read Alouds and how you can use them during your social studies block. Did someone say
Freebie….of course there is a FREEbie just for you!! I will be sharing a
planning page that you can use with any social studies read aloud.
are Interactive Read Alouds?
An interactive read aloud is a literacy activity that
encourages students to
actively engage in listening and talking about the text
throughout the entire
are Social Studies Interactive Read Alouds?
A social studies interactive read aloud allows students to
actively engage in listening to a text, answering questions about a text, and
talking about a text. The text focuses on different strands from social studies
such as culture, economics, social skills, citizenship, geography, history, and
should you use Social Studies Read Alouds?
· Connects to real life
experiences for students
· Enables students to
gain a deeper love and understanding of reading
· Allows students to
see real world pictures and gain new knowledge
· Helps students to
appreciate the world around them
are two examples of social studies read alouds.
to use the Social Studies Read Aloud Planning sheet
(See the Example Below for more Details)
1. Pick a book based on the specific skill
or theme for your social studies unit. You can find a few suggested titlesHERE!
2. Tie in your standard and objective.
3. Pick out any tricky words or unfamiliar words to teach
and explain to students. Share visuals to help students access the meaning of
4. Write a short book intro for students. This can be about
2-3 sentences that get your excited about the book.
5. Make sure to activate student prior knowledge. This will help you
find out what they already know about the topic.
6. Pick the comprehension strategy that you will focus on.
7. Go through the book and determine questions that you will
ask throughout the book. Use post-it notes to mark the pages.
8. Think of a follow up activity such as a graphic
Here are more detailed examples from both books using my
social studies read aloud planner.
You can grab your free copy of the Social Studies
Read Aloud planning sheet HERE!
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