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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