Student Read Alouds


Tip: Student Read Alouds

How do I do it?
When K-Adult students read aloud it helps them to build oral fluency and practice of oral language in the target language.  There are many ways that students can read aloud:

  • Have a student read aloud to a stuffed animal, to a cut-out of a famous person glued to a popsicle stick
  • Have a student read with a puppet in hand (the puppet will be making mistakes, not the student)
  • Have students read aloud into a voice recorder
  • A student reads aloud to a peer or best friend or to a small group of peers
  • If a student is ready, they can read a short selection aloud to the whole class.
  • Students can read a word wall or text projected and enlarged on a screen with a pointer and a partner, taking turns

Variations & Extensions
Students can read aloud as a news reporter; with a fake microphone; or whisper read aloud etc.

Common Core ELA Reading Standard 10
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen


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