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ERIC Number: EJ1198864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
3,2,1….Read! An Engaging Reading Routine That Builds Fluency and Morale in Secondary Readers
Landreth, Shelly
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v6 n2 p108-111 Win 2018
Choral reading is reading in unison, like a chorus, with the teacher taking the lead (Rasinski, 1989). It is highly efficient because all students practice at the same time (Paige & Magpuri-Lavell, 2014). It is also effective with struggling readers and English Learners because of the "tent of anonymity" it provides when readers read together rather than on their own (Paige, Rasinski, & Magpuri-Lavell, 2012). This is an especially inviting approach to use with readers who have a long history of reading failure (Paige, 2011). The choral reading routine described in this article was designed to be a practical tool to develop fluency in older, struggling readers. The intervention consists primarily of instructional strategies commonly used by elementary teachers: choral reading, repeated reading, echo reading, and antiphonal reading. Performance and choice are incorporated to engage students and create an authentic learning situation. These strategies are put together into a weekly routine that can easily be incorporated into classrooms of all kinds.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Sam Houston State University, 1908 Bobby Marks Drive Box 2119, Huntsville, TX 77341. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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