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The Loud Book

Here's your Book Prompt Card for The Loud Book!

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.

Side A

The Loud Book
Before the Story

The name of this story is The Loud Book! Why did I say the word, “loud” with my outdoor voice? What do you think this book is about? Who wants to say something in a loud voice? There are so many other ways to hear loud sounds – let’s find them in this book.

During the Story

This book is a great introduction to descriptive language.  Assess your children’s understanding of these examples of loud sounds by asking them to act them out. What does a slurp sound like? What does applause sound like? 

After the Story

Do you think it’s fun to make loud noises? Do you ever get in trouble for making loud sounds? When is it good to make loud noises?  As a follow-up – try to use some creative descriptions of loud to describe the children’s classroom behavior (i.e. That’s block play loud; fire alarm loud, jumping for joy loud). – try to use some creative descriptions of loud to describe the children’s classroom behavior (i.e. That’s block play loud; fire alarm loud, jumping for joy loud).

Becker's School Supplies,, The Loud Book, Item # 9780547390086

Side B

Vocabulary Boosters
  • Unexpected
  • Applause
  • Crowded
  • Avalanche
  • Silence
Your Notes
Becker's School Supplies,, The Loud Book, Item # 9780547390086

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:

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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