Quick Start Guide 3—Read to Someone


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This Quick Start Guide will help you get Read to Someone up and running smoothly.

1. Review Downloads
Print and review the following downloads. We follow the same procedure when launching Read to Someone that we do when launching Read to Self

2. Preteach Read-to-Someone Skills
Before launching Read to Someone, we teach the skills listed in The First 5 Days of Preteaching Skills. 

3. Watch Videos
Check out the videos showing how to choose a partner, how to choose reading material, and more. 

  • In this video, Joan and Natalie introduce the class to a process for choosing partners. Expectations include being respectful, using a positive tone of voice, and always accepting the invitation presented by a classmate. 
  • Natalie and Joan teach the students three different strategies partners can use to decide what to read together. 
  • In this video, Natalie and Joan discuss the successes and challenges students may encounter when choosing their own partners during Read to Someone. 
  • Gail and Joan introduce Read to Someone with older students
  • Joan joins Carlene Bickford as she meets with a small group to reinforce and teach a new way to find a partner. 
  • Launching Read to Someone in a special education classroom. 


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