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A Purpose to Read
Through a service learning grant I was able to purchase hard cover story books for my students to read aloud during story time at the local library. Three students read on a Saturday morning once a mo...
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Books for Reluctant Readers
If you’re having trouble getting your high school students to become interested in reading, I would start with a really great book that grabs your students' interest. You know your students the best, ...
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Daily Poetry Reading
To help my students improve their oral reading skills and become familiar with poetry, I have one student a day read one self-selected poem a day. Students need to prepare for their poetry reading. Ma...
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Encouraging Oral Reading
Some teachers create writing prompts to facilitate creative writing. Mr. Shuler creates reading prompts to help students practice their oral reading skills. They prompts are unique, and his students have fun with the assignments.
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Encouraging Students To Read Aloud
One way to encourage students to read out loud is to send student teams of two, three or four into a corner of the room with a video camera and a reading assignment. At the end of the day, I play thre...
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Fair Play
Our class loves to read plays from magazines and from our text book out loud in class. We give them 10 points extra credit if they read a part. Selection of parts has been a source of conflict and has...
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Fluency Phones
Who knew that spare bits of PVC pipe could help students master reading fluency? Ms. Hawes, that’s who! Next time you pass the plumbing section at that local hardware store, keep her tip in mind.
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Musical Shakespeare
Teaching Shakespeare to all students is a given; however, there have been days when listening to my students read Julius Caesar has given me a headache to end all headaches. I've begun what I call Musical Shakespeare...
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Poison Words
For a change of pace, we do something we call Poison Word. Before we start reading aloud, I choose a word the children will come across in the story they are going to read. (The idea is to choose a wo...
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Popcorn Reading
I use a game called Popcorn Reading to help teach oral reading. When I have students read a passage, they only read as much as they can handle, and then say...
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