Read to Someone

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Of all the choices children participate in, Read to Someone is often their favorite.  Reading with someone helps readers, especially developing readers, increase areas of comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and prosody.  It also increases reading involvement, attention, and collaboration. What's more, children love partner reading and readily participate with books they choose. 

Children LOVE to Read to Someone, and why not, they have a friend with them who will listen to them and discuss their reading. Of all The Daily 5, teachers may be more apprehensive of this Daily 5 than any of the others, not because they don't see the value in it, but can be noisy. Not to worry, we have ideas here that will contribute to engaged readers and enable you to enjoy this time as well.

Phase 1: Foundation Lessons

Check for understanding | Choose a partner | Choose a successful spot to work | Sit EEKK (elbow to elbow, knee to knee) | Choose one or two books to read | I read, you read | Voice level | Coaching or time

These foundation lessons provide students with prerequisite skills and knowledge so that the Read to Someone launch goes smoothly and successfully. Select a topic below to browse supportive resources.

Phase 2: Launch

Videos, lessons, and articles come together to guarantee a joyful and successful launch using the 10 Steps to Teaching and Learning Independence.

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