professornana (professornana) wrote,

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Reading Aloud Allowed?

Part of the long phone conversation yesterday between Donalyn Miller and me was the topic of reading aloud. She had mentioned the phrase "paradigm drift." That fit reading aloud perfectly as so much of what I see these days is what is called "interactive read aloud." This appear to be a code name for teacher reads aloud a couple of paragraphs then stops to ask questions on the text. Repeat as needed. True read aloud is NOT the time for quizzing kids over the reading. It is a time for the teacher to share a text and for the kids to enjoy said text. No summarization activities, no question to interrupt the story, no checking to see if you are paying attention.

So, when I saw this posted on Facebook (again, thanks Donalyn), I knew I had to share it here:
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