Listen to Reading provides pronunciation and expression models that can come only from hearing fluent and expressive examples. It is beneficial to our young readers and our reluctant and struggling older readers, and a great benefit to our English language learners. Sharing is an important part of our day. We use sharing to teach, learn, and celebrate.
During Word Work, students experiment with spelling patterns, memorize high-frequency words, and develop a genuine curiosity and interest in new and unique words. By playing with words, word patterns, word families, prefixes, suffixes, and so on, students hone their knowledge of words and increase their writing skills.
Reading with someone helps readers, especially developing readers, increase comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and prosody. In addition, children love partner reading and readily participate with books of their choosing, increasing engagement, attention, and collaboration.