10 Steps to Launch Read to Someone

Through this systematic, explicit teaching, all students develop independence and build stamina for this valuable activity that increases comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and prosody.

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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.

  1. Identify what is to be taught: Read to Someone
  2. Set a purpose: Create a sense of urgency
    • Helps us improve our fluency
    • Helps us practice Check for understanding and comprehension
    • It is fun
  3. Identify the behaviors of Read to Someone on I-chart
  4. Model most-desirable behaviors
  5. Model least-desirable, then most-desirable behaviors (same student)
  6. Students check in; teacher places students around the room
  7. Practice and build stamina
  8. Stay out of the way; when necessary, confer and set behavior goals
  9. Use a quiet signal—come back to group
  10. Group check-in: “How did it go?” Graph stamina

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