Tough Questions


Reading Aloud

Research says,

I am spending time teaching kids to read by reading aloud. They learn about comprehension, fluent reading, decoding and sounding out words. Our standards include oral comprehension.

For ELL students, it’s giving them more practice with the language.

So children can learn the conventions of print.

Round-Robin Reading

Research says,

The only child that pays attention is the child that is reading.

Doesn’t focus on comprehension, but performance.

Struggling readers and ELL students struggle in front of their peers.

It’s a high anxiety activity.


Garan, E. (2007). Smart Answers to Tough Questions. New York: Scholastic.

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