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Read Aloud Strategy Summary
Read Aloud Strategies

Process

• Teacher Reads Aloud

• Teacher Reads Aloud and discusses the piece

• Teacher Reads Aloud and generates meaning – making and engagement activity (i.e., dialogue and/or writing)

 

Options

• Teacher just reads aloud

• Teacher reads and talks about the piece

• Teacher reads and students discuss:
- With partners
- In small groups
- As a class

• Teacher reads and students write:
- Reactions
- Jot thoughts 
- Favorite part/sentence/word
- Define a term
- List descriptive words
- Summarize
- Identify descriptive language
- Predict what the author wants us to know/feel
- Answer a question requiring inferential summary
- Read multiple examples, compare/contrast
- Read, analyze, find other examples
- Read, analyze, mimic write

 

Other Considerations

• Vary how text is presented:
- Read the piece to the class
- Read off an overhead/PowerPoint
- Read and students have a copy

• Vary sources:
- Literature
- Nonfiction
- Journalism
- Short stories
- Poetry

 

Other Extensions

• Different descriptions of the same place, same person, same event

• Different examples of writing by one author

• Different authors writing about a common theme (i.e., love, baseball, Italy, etc.)

 

Three Perspectives

• What the passage is saying
- Content of the piece

• What the author is doing
- Writing techniques, devices

• What a good reader does while reading
- Reading behaviors and strategies