Shared reading is not something I take for granted. I was in a classroom the other day doing a shared reading lesson with a group of very busy little second graders. By busy, I mean roll on the floor, call out, up on your knees, sit down on the carpet. Up on your knees, sit down. Chat, chat, chat. I wanted to share a book with them before Remembrance Day because it is such a special book. But because this would be a lesson from a coach and not their regular teacher, and the book was quite a long one, would I still be able to gain and sustain these busy little brains’ attention? Enter the shared reading experience.