Once you've taught the Foundation Lessons of Read to Someone, and students have stamina for two rounds of Daily 5—choosing between Read to Self and Work on Writing—you're ready to launch Read to Someone.
Identify what is to be taught: Read to Someone
Set a purpose: Create a sense of urgency
Helps us improve our fluency
Helps us practice Check for understanding and comprehension
It is fun
Identify the behaviors of Read to Someone on I-chart
Model most-desirable behaviors
Model least-desirable, then most-desirable behaviors (same student)
Students check in; teacher places students around the room
Practice and build stamina
Stay out of the way; when necessary, confer and set behavior goals
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.