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On-Your-Feet Guide: Planning Ramped-Up Read Alouds - Book Cover

On-Your-Feet Guide: Planning Ramped-Up Read Alouds

On-Your-Feet Guide: Planning Ramped-Up Read Alouds - Book Cover
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071823156
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Series: On-Your-Feet-Guides
  • Year: 2020
  • Page Count: 6
  • Publication date: August 17, 2020

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Whether you teach preschool or high school, reading aloud is an essential teaching practice that boosts learners’ literacy skills and helps to create and sustain a vibrant community of engaged learners.

But a successful read aloud experience doesn’t simply happen. It requires some forethought, planning, and insight into your learners. Maria Walther shows you how to get the most out of read alouds – plus, she offers a bonus online lesson based on a popular children’s book.

This On-Your-Feet Guide will help teachers:

  • Plan a read-aloud experience that promotes the joy of reading AND reinforces important skills
  • Select the right books, focusing on key vocabulary and considering learning targets, as well as honoring and reflecting the students in your classroom
  • Engage in a comprehension conversation using effective questioning techniques that spare conversation and deep thinking
  • Troubleshoot with specific strategies to overcome common hiccups

Use this guide to get kids excited about reading!

On-Your-Feet Guides (OYFGs) provide you with the ultimate “cheat sheet” to implement effective change in your classroom while in the moment of teaching. Designed for accessibility, and providing step-by-step guidance, the OYFGs are written by experts who take research-based practices and make them doable for the busy teacher.

Each On-Your-Feet Guide is laminated, 8.5”x11” tri-fold (6 pages), and 3-hole punched.

Use the On-Your-Feet Guides

  • When you know the “what” but need help with the “how”
  • As a quick reference to support a practice you learned in a PD workshop or book
  • To learn how to implement foundational practices
  • When you want to help your students learn a specific strategy, routine, or approach, but aren’t sure how to do it yourself


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Maria Walther

Teacher, author, literacy consultant, and children’s literature enthusiast, Maria Walther taught first grade for 34 years. Maria partners with teachers in their classrooms and inspires colleagues through engaging professional learning experiences. What educators appreciate most about Maria is her enthusiasm for teaching and her realistic approach toward classroom instruction. Maria earned a doctorate at Northern Illinois University and was named The Outstanding Literacy Alumni by the Department of Literacy Education for professionalism, service, and career success. Maria has been a longtime advocate of reading aloud. She was honored as Illinois Reading Educator of the Year and earned the ICARE for Reading Award for fostering the love of reading in children. The award that Maria cherishes the most is The Most Influential Educator given to her by one of her former first-grade students who is now a colleague. Maria is a prolific professional writer. She strives to create practical resources for busy teachers. Her best-selling book, The Ramped-Up Read Aloud, promotes joyful read aloud experiences. Learn more about her books at mariawalther.com and follow her on Twitter @mariapwalther.

Price: $13.95
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For Instructors

This book is not available as a review copy.

Related Resources

  • Access to companion resources is available with the purchase of this book.