LEADERS Handbook of Early Literacy Strategies and Activities
The purpose of this strategy is to provide an opportunity to read orally and to give repeated practice to improve fluency as well as self-confidence.
- Instructionally leveled text
- One chair per student
- Pair students carefully, i.e. (high, middle) (middle, middle) (middle, low).
- Arrange the chairs side by side facing in opposite directions so that the students are reading next to each other's ears.
- Students take turns reading through the text, one sentence at a time. Then repeat the text with students reading the opposite sentences from those they read the first time.
You can move around the room, focusing on the children who need more focus on fluency. It is manageable with noise if students use their "inside" or "6-inch voices."