Intentional Read Aloud
Children's Books That Support a Strong Classroom Culture
Children's book suggestions for read alouds to support a positive classroom culture.
Checklist for Setting up Your Intentional Read Aloud Space
Make sure you have everything you need for your lesson to go smoothly.
Procedures and Responsibilities for Intentional Read Aloud
Teach procedures and responsibilities to increase engagement.
2nd Grade Sample IRA: An Egg is Quiet
Use this sample lesson as a guide to teaching text structures in informational texts.
1st Grade Sample IRA: Bernice Gets Carried Away
This sample lesson shows one way to teach about character in literature.
3rd Grade Sample IRA: Eleanor, Quiet No More
This sample lesson introduces the comprehension strategy of questioning.
Kindergarten Sample IRA: One Duck Stuck
This sample lesson explores hearing and generating rhymes.
2nd Grade Sample IRA: Surprising Sharks
This sample lesson teaches how to use captions to deepen our understanding of an informational text.
Intentional Read Aloud Planning Template
Use this lesson plan template to guide your own planning.
Intentional Read Aloud Planning Template: Notes Version
This 'notes' version of the planning template offers more support as you plan your lessons.