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Rah, Rah, Radishes

Here's your Book Prompt Card for Rah, Rah, Radishes!

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

I'm wondering as I look at the picture on the front cover, what will this book be about? What do you think it's about? Who here likes vegetables? There are some vegetables in this book that you might not have seen before (and I might not know how to pronounce); we'll have to learn about them together.

During the Story

Pause after these lines and wait for children to fill in the blank by using picture clues. Snag some sweet _________! Shuck an ear. Celebrate _________. Give a cheer!

After the Story

I'm thinking that next time I go to the food market, I might look for some of these interesting vegetables that I saw in this book. Which vegetables do you think you'll see next you shop with your mom or dad?

Becker's School Supplies, ShopBecker.com, Rah, Rah Radishes, Item #9781442421417

Side B

Vocabulary Boosters
  • Extraordinary
  • Shuck (as in "shuck an ear of corn")
  • Palate
  • And a host of new vegetable names: bok choy, banana peppers, cayenne peppers, rutabagas, etc.
Your Notes

Becker's School Supplies, ShopBecker.com, Rah, Rah Radishes, Item #9781442421417

 
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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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