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Key Links Literacy: Shared Readers

Key Links Literacy Shared Readers are authored by Jill EggletonDue to its lively and inspirational nature, shared reading can sometimes be perceived as a starter activity or “just for fun.” But as the step before guided reading, shared reading plays a critical role. It sets the stage for the focused, small-group instruction and practice yet to come.

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.

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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How it works

By marrying rhythmical, rhyming text with rigorous, higher-order discussion, teachers and students take shared reading time further. Fast-paced lessons engage, energize, and light the fire for reading.

 

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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Packages & Sets

Key Links Shared Readers and Poetry Cards Set

Key Links Literacy: Shared Readers & Poetry

Complete Set


Price:$979.00

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By Jill Eggleton, these kindergarten big books are from Key Links Balanced Literacy Series

Key Links Literacy: Shared Readers & Poetry

Grade K Set


Price:$259.00

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By Jill Eggleton, these grade 1 big books are from Key Links Balanced Literacy Series

Key Links Literacy: Shared Readers & Poetry

Grade 1 Set


Price:$259.00

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By Jill Eggleton, these grade 2 big books are from Key Links Balanced Literacy Series

Key Links Literacy: Shared Readers & Poetry

Grade 2 Set


Price:$259.00

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By Jill Eggleton, these grade 3 big books are from Key Links Balanced Literacy Series

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books

Grade 3 Set


Price:$219.00

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lighting the literacy fire written by jill eggleton

Key Links Literacy

Lighting the Literacy Fire


Price:$29.95

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Individual Components

Baboon's Nest is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (K)

Baboon's Nest


Price:$39.95

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Bad Luck Duck is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (K)

Bad Luck Duck


Price:$39.95

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How Boring is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (K)

How Boring


Price:$39.95

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Mice in the Kitchen is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (K)

Mice in the Kitchen


Price:$39.95

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Shoo Fly is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (K)

Shoo Fly


Price:$39.95

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Windy Day is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (K)

Windy Day


Price:$39.95

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Another Mother is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 1)

Another Mother


Price:$39.95

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Cass the Color Robber is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 1)

Cass the Color Robber


Price:$39.95

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Grumpy Rhino is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 1)

Grumpy Rhino


Price:$39.95

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Mrs. McFee is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 1)

Mrs. McFee


Price:$39.95

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Pirate Polly is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 1)

Pirate Polly


Price:$39.95

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Ratty Tatty Cat is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 1)

Ratty Tatty Cat


Price:$39.95

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A Bat is a Bat is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 2)

A Bat Is a Bat


Price:$39.95

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A Bunyip in the Billabong is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 2)

A Bunyip in the Billabong


Price:$39.95

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Fish Head Soup is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 2)

Fish Head Soup


Price:$39.95

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Harry McFarr's Clunker Car is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 2)

Harry McFarr's Clunker Car


Price:$39.95

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Monkey's Mistake is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 2)

Monkey's Mistake


Price:$39.95

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Suzee Sing Special Spy is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 2)

Suzee Sing Special Spy


Price:$39.95

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Lily O'Lee is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 3)

Lily O'Lee


Price:$39.95

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Monsters are Baloney is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 3)

Monsters are Baloney


Price:$39.95

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Otis O'Doodle is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 3)

Otis O'Doodle


Price:$39.95

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Super Squid is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 3)

Super Squid


Price:$39.95

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The Cantankerous Camel is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 3)

The Cantankerous Camel


Price:$39.95

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The Enormous, Gynormous Hole is a big book by Jill Eggleton from Key Links Balanced Literacy

Key Links Literacy: Shared Books (Grade 3)

The Enormous, Gynormous Hole


Price:$39.95

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