Jane Austen shared reading has been practised by a generation of readers. It involves interaction between the students and the teacher. When the teacher is reading a book, the students follow and then join in and share reading the text on the book or a magazine. Good readers are keen to listen to their teachers as they read. The teacher guides and supports the students for any emphasis needed. In shared reading, the books used are mostly big books with big prints and illustrations. This pattern has been shared by generations of readers. With the increased technology, the teacher can use a projector as well in shared reading.
Difference between shared and guided reading
The difference between the shared and guided reading is that in shared reading the interactions are maximized as the students join in the reading. Whereas for guided reading, there is more emphasis on thinking and the students actively take part in the group reading by reading or listening and can make their conclusions on the text.
How do you teach a shared reading?
You implement Jane Austen’s shared reading by introducing the story by discussing the title, the author, and the cover. The generation of readers has always used this pattern. You have to read the story aloud to the students with a tone they can understand. Make sure at the end of the story you conclude by giving room for comments, questions, and reactions. Read the story again and allow time for the students to read independently.
What is the purpose of shared reading?
The main purpose of shared reading is to provide students with the expansion of vocabularies, give room to the students to read fluently, express themselves, and build their confidence. The students will also enjoy the texts as they read and this leads to an easier comprehension of the texts. Teachers get an opportunity to demonstrate the concepts of prints like left to right, return, top to bottom, and others. The teacher can also teach phonics and phonemic awareness in the process of shared reading. The students become very good readers overtime.
Magazines read by Millennials & Gen Z
The Millennials and Gen Z are mostly readers and subscribers of magazines like Cosmopolitans, Time, Vogue, New York Times, Allure, and People.
The Gen Z falls in the class of digital native generation. Their focus is on media consumption with digital-first publications like Buzz Feed, Business Insider, Vice Media, Quartz, andRefinery29. These are the top platforms for the Millennial and a big per cent prefer digital news. The generation of readers that reads the most are Jane Austen’s novels. They do read more than their parents. 80% of young adults are readers and can do it in any format. As shared by a generation of readers, the Millenials read the most.
As for the Baby Boomers aged from 56 to 76 years, they are the highest consumers of traditional media like radio, magazines, television, and newspapers. When it comes to being the best readers, the Millenials outnumber the Baby Boomers in being the best in the generation of readers.