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The Quiet Book

Here's your Book Prompt Card for The Quiet 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 Quiet Book
Before the Story

The name of this story is The Quiet Book! Why did I say the word, “quiet” very softly? What do you think this book is about? Who wants to say something in a soft voice? There are so many other ways to be hear quiet 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 quiet sounds by asking them to act them out. What does swimming under water quiet look like? What does making a wish look like?

After the Story

What is the quietest thing you ever heard? Show me what it looks like when you are being quiet. What’s the opposite of quiet? Can you name an animal that’s quiet?  As a follow up – try to use some creative descriptions of quiet to describe the children’s classroom behavior (i.e. you’re being eating your lunch quiet, I like when you are quiet with your hands).

Becker's School Supplies,, The Quiet Book, Item # 9780547215679

Side B

Vocabulary Boosters
  • Awake
  • Invisible
  • Roller Coaster
  • Concert
Your Notes
Becker's School Supplies,, The Quiet Book, Item # 9780547215679

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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