Reading aloud allows students to hear and practice reading and fluency skills. Listening to others read exposes learners to diverse texts that may be above their usual reading level while supporting the development of their literacy skills.
Watch how an elementary teacher structures the activity of reading aloud. Since each pair has a reader and a checker of understanding, both support the other's reading process. The reader is able to practice Decoding, Phonological Awareness, and Morphological Awareness, while the checker builds Verbal Reasoning and Vocabulary.
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Learn how this interactive read-aloud app, A Story Before Bed, records partner reading of a shared text. Pairing readers of different experience levels, such as parents with their children or siblings, provides a model of fluent reading and allows for practice of various literacy skills, such as Decoding, Phonological Awareness, and Sight Recognition. Rewatching these recordings brings the stories to life and captivates the learner's Attention.