Read Aloud

Reading is the number one gateway to acquiring a language. Whether it be your native language or a second or third language, reading plays an important part. We all enjoyed being read to as children and by extending that into the classroom, we again build a joy for reading that will assist every student to become more successful in the classroom. Notice that in the beginning of the year, we read infant-style--not actually reading the text, but talking about the pictures. As the year progresses, we read more and more of the text, along with talking about the pictures. Adding leveled questions heightens the interaction and engagement, while allowing for instant assessment feedback as to the progress of the class.