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Ways to Partner Read

Teaching the Behaviors of Read to Someone

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Small group demonstration of reading with partners.

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Read to Someone With Groups of Three?

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Kristin Ackerman continues her reflections on partnerships, describing how she encourages productivity among a sometimes necessary trio.

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Reading Partnerships Develop Meaningful and Purposeful Conversations

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Kristin Ackerman shares how videotaping her students partnerships helped raise the level of meaningful and purposeful conversation.

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What to Read During Read to Someone

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This video shows how we teach skills to be a good partner, and strategies students might use to make fair book selections.

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Concern for Fluent Reading

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In this video, Gail and Joan are meeting with Rachel, a fourth grade teacher. Rachel has just finished her assessments and is concerned about a few students who read accurately, but haven't mastered fluency yet.

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Sisters On the Spot–Sound It Out

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Children who only rely on Sound It Out as an accuracy strategy don't grow as fast as children who have a bevy of strategies to rely on. Joan offers an idea for this potential problem.

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Choosing a Partner for Partner Reading

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Regular playing cards come in handy when matching partners for Read to Someone. It's a quick and impartial way to get readers together.

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Launching Read to Someone in a Special Education Classroom, Part 1 of 2

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These third, fourth and fifth graders are excited about the launch of Read to Someone and the opportunity to read to each other.

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Helping Partners Pick Books

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Whether partners share one book or two, are of equal abilities or at very different levels, they can learn how to quickly agree on a book and get started right away. 

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Choosing a Partner when Checking In

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The students in Jacqueline Billings class who choose to Read to Someone are already working by the time everyone is done checking in. How does she do it? Let's peek.

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Choosing Partners: A Discussion and Norm Setting in Sixth Grade

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Picking partners can make or break the culture of a classroom.  Listen in to this interesting conversation about choosing partners with older students.

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Read to Someone—A Successful Partnership

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Watch and celebrate this lovely first-grade partnership with us.

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