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Interactive Story Time & Printable Prompt Cards

Stripes of All Types Book

Here's your Book Prompt Card for Stripes of All Types!

What's a Book Prompt Card? A card designed to be cut out and placed inside your Anywhere Pocket.

What's an Anywhere Pocket? A self-adhesive, clear pocket that can be placed on the end pages at the beginning of a book.

Prompt Cards

The questions below are written as if they’re being read by a teacher or parent. Please adapt them as needed to reflect your own voice and teaching style. Learn more about using prompt cards and interactive reading with children.

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Side A

Before the Story

Point out to the children that this book is told in 2 languages - it's bilingual.  There are some clues on the cover about the title of this book.  What do you see?  Describe the skunk's tail.  What do you think this book is about?  We might see some animals in this book we never saw before but they have on thing in common.  The all have ________. 

During the Story

Invite someone to point to the stripes on some of the pictures.  Some stripes are long, some are short, and some are wavy.  Let's try to name all the different stripes we see.  If you listen carefully, you'll hear that some of the words rhyme.  The snake slides through the weeds and the bird darts through the reeds.  Listen for more rhymes.

After the Story

There's a special section at the end of this book that teaches us about all of the animals we just saw.  After story time, if you'd like to learn more, you can sit with me and we can read this section together.   

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Side B

Vocabulary Boosters
  • Darting - The bird is darting through the weeds.  Darting means to make quick movements.  Ask your children to act out darting through the pretend tall grass.
  • Toting - The snail is toting a shell.  When you tote something you carry it.
  • Lair - This is the name of a place where some animals hide and sleep.  Where do you sleep?  Do you have a favorite hiding place?
  • Sprinting - In this story, zebras are sprinting.  That means they are running fast.  Some of us have pets at home.  Do you ever see your dog of cat sprint?
Your Notes

Becker's School Supplies, ShopBecker.com, Stripes of All Types, Item # 9781561457939

 
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Interactive and Dialogic Reading

Interactive and Dialogic Reading are two approaches to reading aloud that are based on the belief that children can and should be active participants in the experience. Teachers take on an expanded role, as well and employ strategies to engage their audience with more than just the story itself! These methods which involve children asking and answering questions at designated intervals throughout a story have shown promising results in research studies. We know that actively involving children before, during, and after a story, is an effective way to build critically important reading skills. For more information on these approaches, visit these links:
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/400/
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/16287/

In Becker's Book Corner, we'll feature different books each month and always provide a Book Prompt Card that can be printed, adhered to a 4 x 6 index card and placed inside your book for easy reference.

The Book Prompt Card offers prompts to use before, during, and after the story is read.

Before the Story

  • Story Prompts - This is your opportunity to pose intentional questions to build some intrigue about what’s to come!
  • Vocabulary Boosters - The trick here is to select a handful of key words or phrases from the story that you think children should hear before you read aloud but not to “teach” the words until you come across them in the story. Be dramatic and creative as you introduce new words.

During the Story

  • Talk Times - Typically during a story, we’ll suggest you stop and make comments to help children comprehend story events and understand the actions of the characters.

After the Story

  • Make it Stick - Children who have an opportunity to talk about books after a shared reading experience make a smoother transition into becoming independent readers. Be prepared with follow up “why” questions that require a thoughtful response. If there’s a topic that captures their attention, run with it!
  • Follow-Up Activities – Try to think outside the box here. Think of one element, one new vocabulary word, one new concept, or anything else worthy that was introduced and prepare an activity to reinforce that learning.
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