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Edel429-10 Best Ideas for Reading2

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10 Best Ideas for Reading 1. Read aloud to students at least once a day. Reading aloud to students can benefit all students regardless of the age. Reading aloud to students stimulates their imagination, exposes students to a variety of literature, and enriches their vocabulary. Teachers also model good reading when reading aloud to students. Students increase comprehension skills and are able to understand text that are higher than their reading level. Students are also more likely to read a book that has been read to them. Additionally, students enjoy being read to and it can promote an enjoyment of reading. This idea came from Thomas G. Gunning’s book, Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students. 2. Provide time with text. Students will be exposed to a variety of books when a teacher provides time with text. It encourages students to explore at a variety of books and realize that all books are different. Students also have more opportunities to build fluency. It will reduce the anxiety level that students have about reading. Students will feel competent and read better as they spend time with text. Thomas G. Gunning provided this idea in Creating Literacy Instruction for All Students. 3. Engage students in prereading activities before they read. Prereading activities enable students to relate to the book. These activities will provide the background information necessary to facilitate comprehension. Activating prior knowledge is crucial for comprehension because comprehension involves relating the unfamiliar to the familiar. Additionally, students will be excited to read and motivated to finish the book. Two professors at California State University, Fullerton states in Literature-Based Reading Activities that prereading activities allow for personal responses to the literature, builds relevant background knowledge, activates curiosity, and helps students find a purpose for reading. (Yopp & Yopp, 2006) It is important to engage students to read with prereading activities.
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