If Kids Ran the World Interactive Story Time and Prompt Card

Interactive Story Time & Printable Prompt Cards

Dreaming Up Book

Here's your Book Prompt Card for If Kids Ran the World!

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

Everything about this front cover will engage your students!  Read the title and ask the children what they think it means?  What do they think the children are holding in this picture?  If children are not familiar with a world globe, bring one to your story time.  Do real globes have hands, feet, and eyes?! 

During the Story

The children in this story are very busy.  Look for all the things they are doing with their hands.  What tools are they using?  Why are the children smiling?  Remember seeing planet earth on the front cover?  Do you see it on any other pages in this book?

After the Story

How did this story make you feel?  Were there any sad parts?  What parts made you feel happy?  Let's think of things we can do together to make this world a better place.  

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Side B

Vocabulary Boosters
  • World – Explore what children think this word means.  It's one that we rarely take the time to define.  Defined in merriam-webster.com as the earth and all the people and things on it.  
  • Bullying – The act of being mean to someone again and again with words or actions.  In this story, If Kids Ran the World, "no bullying would be allowed."
  • Generous- Showing goodness by doing kind actions or giving money or things to people who don't ask for it.  In this story, we see children showing generosity in their deeds and actions.  
Your Notes

Becker's School Supplies, ShopBecker.com, If Kids Ran the World, Item # 9780545441964

 
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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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