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Key Links Literacy: Shared Readers

Key Links Literacy Shared Readers  act as a powerful vehicle that reinforce foundational skills and allow the rhythm of language to be caught, not taught.

Key Links Literacy Shared Readers  are designed with:

  • ThinkLinks™ prompts in every book for every day of the week.
  • A 5-day lesson plan with a different instructional focus each day to keep whole-group instruction fresh.
  • Bright, humorous illustrations.
  • Rhyming, rhythmical language—students can’t help but join in!
  • Repetitive, predictable text structure.


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Key Features

By marrying rhythmical, rhyming text with rigorous, higher-order discussion, teachers and students take shared reading time further with Key Links Literacy Shared Readers

All authored by literacy expert and children's author, Jill Eggleon, these humorous stories and fast-paced lessons are a must-have resource for engaging, energizing, and lighting the literacy fire in Grades K-3.

Key Links Literacy Shared ReadersRhythmical, Musical Chunks of Language

In every Key Links Literacy Shared Reader, the rhythmical text reinforces letter-sound concepts and grade-level vocabulary. Rhythmic, rhyming, repetitive text activates the brain and creates connections for memory.

Key Links Literacy Shared ReadersTeacher Support

ThinkLinks™ Panels provide instructional prompts and higher-order questions that help teachers determine what to touch on lightly and what to dive into more deeply. Higher-order, thought-provoking questions are posed frequently and throughout each story.

Key Links Literacy Shared ReadersExpressive Reading

Special illustrative texts bring the words and story to life! Key Links Literacy's expressive texts develop a sense of community in the classroom and convey a message about the joys of reading.

Disclaimer: Silly voices and wild hand gestures not included, but highly recommended.

Key Links Literacy Shared Readers

Repeated Readings

Daily, repeated readings create confidence and provide essential reading practice.

  • Day 1: Comprehension The teacher reads the book aloud to students for enjoyment.
  • Day 2: Extending Vocabulary Students join in the reading and focus on important words.
  • Day 3: Fluency Students attend to print conventions and special aspects of the page that influence how the reading sounds.
  • Day 4: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, and Word Study The whole class reads the text aloud with the teacher and then discusses important word parts.
  • Day 5: Response Students respond to the text through retellings, dramas, creative continuations, paintings, drawings, and collaborative books.

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