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Reader’s Theater is when students read aloud from a script adapted from literature without requiring a set, props, or memorized lines. Students can read existing scripts or they can write their own to perform based on a familiar text. Instead of acting out the story as a play, during Reader’s
The Phonics Phone is a curved c-shaped tube that students place to their ear and mouth while they quietly read, or whisper read, a text out loud. As they read into the phone, their voice travels up the tube to to their ear and students experience the magnification of their
Choral reading is when a teacher models fluently reading a short text as students follow along with eyes or fingers (e.g. text is either projected up on the board or students have a copy of the text). Then, using the same text, the whole class or a group of students
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
Teacher Modeling Academic Task
Teacher modeling includes explicit instruction on how to complete a task. When tasks are modeled, students learn by multi-sensory observation. Students observe the teacher thinking aloud (Think Aloud) while attempting to complete the skills required to complete the task.