Reading aloud to adolescents models Reading Fluency as texts become more complex and disciplinary in nature and therefore, more difficult to understand. In middle and high school, teachers can stop and model their thinking while reading, illustrating their Metacognition processes to provide a model for students as they engage with a difficult text.
Watch how this middle school teacher reads aloud to help her English Learners make meaning from their texts. By pausing during the reading to ask questions, she models questioning and also provides Vocabulary support. With these prompts, students are able to practice these strategies and build as a community of readers.
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Learn how Read&Write from TextHelp allows learners to follow along in written text by highlighting the words as they are being read. Having the audio pronunciation simultaneously with a visual highlight cue helps learners develop their Reading Fluency.