George Lucas Educational Foundation

Collaborative Reading: Building Successful Readers Together

This elementary school in the Bronx has cracked the code to improving literacy—and it's a simple framework where kids read together daily.

March 28, 2019
George Lucas Educational Foundation

Students at every grade level do 15 minutes of shared reading every day. (Download a PDF of the shared reading planning sheet.) They begin learning how to annotate in pre-kindergarten. (Download a PDF of the annotation descriptions for PK–1st Grade.) By second grade, they are ready to learn more complex annotation marks. (Download a PDF of the annotation descriptions for 2nd–5th Grade.)

This video is part of our Schools That Work series and features key practices from Concourse Village Elementary School.

Schools That Work

Concourse Village Elementary School

Public, Urban
Grades Pre-K to 5
The Bronx, NY

Edutopia wishes to thank Accelerate Institute for helping us discover Concourse Village Elementary School.

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  • Literacy
  • English Language Arts
  • K-2 Primary
  • 3-5 Upper Elementary