- Kylene Beers, Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading
The most rigorous reading is to find what those words on that page mean in our own lives.
Readers call on their reading profile, which includes familiar texts drawn from their reading experience, as well as the reading strategies that they have developed and rely upon. Students expand their reading profile and improve reading fluency by spending time reading a variety of texts and are encouraged to discover and extend the pleasures of the reading experience.
A read-aloud is a deliberate part of teaching and is an effective way to deliver sophisticated literacy experiences to students.
During the read-aloud the teacher can:
The read-aloud should be brief and done on a regular basis. One approach is to do a read-aloud that gives students a taste of narrative voice, writer's craft or organization of information using a short text such as a poem, short story, graphic novel or novel excerpt.
Edutopia has a collection of 11 Alternatives to Round Robin Reading that are student-centered in their approach.
The High School Reading Teacher blog offers ideas for using fix up reading strategies with students.
The New York Times offers articles and resources for read-alouds in high school.