I am not a K-2 teacher, but have been volunteering in my daughter's fist grade class during reading rotations. I've noticed that her strategy is to have groups of 4-5 students grouped by ability. She assigns a reading book to do at home every night, so the first thing she does is check off their journals from the night before as they read the same book silently to themselves. Next she passes out a new book to and they read it together out loud, using fingers to follow the words. If they get stuck, she has them use pictures for clues or sound out. Sometimes they take turns reading a page too. Along the way she is asking questions about the content of the story to check for comprehension. Then they read it to themselves one more time before packing it up to take home and read to a parent and start the cycle again. It seems to work really well!
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A good strategy Lauren!
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