The professional development modules can be taken as an online course or facilitators can download materials to present these topics to groups.
Module 1 will provide learners with information on the research-based instructional practice of shared reading. Participants will learn about shared reading goals, how early literacy concepts are impacted by shared reading, and how to use big ideas to prioritize their practice.
Take the Online Shared Reading Module
Follow the CAR
Module 2 addresses the Follow the CAR approach to shared reading. Participants will be introduced to the Tar Heel Shared Reader interface and how to use it to pre-plan comments. Big ideas and self-reflection will be utilized to assist in identifying priorities for their practice.
Take the Online Follow the CAR Module
Module 3 expands on comments made when following the CAR to include text referencing. Forms of text referencing will be described and participants will learn the different areas of focus while engaging in text referencing.
Take the Online Text Referencing Module
Putting the CROWD in the CAR
Module 4, addresses the second approach to shared reading, putting the CROWD in the CAR. Participants will learn to create comments that are appropriate for the language and literacy abilities of students. Self-reflection on big ideas will be used to assist in prioritizing their practice.
Take the Online Putting the CROWD in the CAR Module
Materials for Facilitated Presentation of Putting the CROWD in the CAR
Putting it All Together
Module 5, Putting It All Together, integrates and applies all of the content from the four previous modules.
Take the Online Putting It All Together Module
Materials for Facilitated Presentation of Putting It All Together