Best Practices in Reading

Best Practicing in Reading

The general consensus of reading specialists, reading scholars, reading panels, reading teachers and others are as follows:


Do More

Do Less


Read aloud to students daily



Round robin reading by students


Independent reading



Emphasis on whole class reading


Use of trade books, picture books, magazines


Lecturing, worksheets, workbooks



Student choice of reading material



Teacher choice of reading material


Teacher modeling of skills and strategies



Lecturing and worksheets


Content area reading


Primary dependence on  basal, textbook literature



Use of higher level questions:

*Application, synthesis, evaluation



Use of lower level questions:

*Primary recall


Use of critical and creative thinking



Less rote learning, memorization


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