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Read It Again! Revisiting Shared Reading By Brenda Parkes Chapter 5
This chapter shows how shared reading sets the stage for the other parts of your balanced literacy program - such as, writing, guided reading and small group work.
Regarding writing, shared reading provides many experiences for children to see many different text types which can serve as models in their own writing. Additionally, shared reading provides an opportunity to reinforce and practice skills and strategies that can be taught during a guided reading lesson. It makes perfect sense to use the texts from shared reading for small group work since they are familiar and have been read and discussed many times. It allows children to have some independence and build confidence as they work alone, in pairs or in small groups in different activities.
Parkes concludes by stating how shared reading can be used for assessment. It provides many opportunities to observe and note the behaviors, strategies and skills children are using. I have provided a concepts of print assessment for you here: http://community.educationworld.com/content/concepts-print-assessment