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Read Aloud refers to presenting written text in an auditory format. The teacher can read aloud to the class or students can take turns reading aloud to each other. The written text can be presented through an audio recording (e.g. tape, CD, MP3) or through the use of text to
Shared reading is an interactive reading activity during which the teacher guides a group of students or the whole class through reading a common text. The purpose of shared reading is for the teacher to model fluent oral reading and the metacognitive skills that support a reader in making meaning
In Guided Reading, the teacher provides targeted reading instruction to students placed in small, temporary groups based on current reading abilities. A teacher forms groups using student benchmark assessments (e.g., student reading levels and observations), and identifies specific target skills for each group (e.g. phonics, using context clues, identifying key
Reading Buddies is an early literacy strategy in which students select a stuffed animal to “read” a book to in order to practice early reading skills with confidence and comfort. First, the teacher gathers several stuffed animals and places them in a labeled container or designated area of the classroom.