Reflection: ELL Students Reading Strategy: What Speed to Read - Section 3: Try it Out:


It is important to note that students often do not realize that when we read we often switch speeds. Just like a car, we often have to change our speeds depending on our destination. I have found that pointing this out to students during this lesson is easier than trying to make them understand that when we need them to do it.

This might need to be modeled for students. ELL and students with disabilities need to see the way good readers think while reading. The more modeling the merrier. I also will let the students know what speed I am going to read or we are going to read a text at. With Common Core asking for CLOSE reading, helping students understand rates of speed to help them during those lessons is very rewarding.

  Switching Gears:
  ELL Students: Switching Gears:
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Reading Strategy: What Speed to Read

Unit 1: Reading Strategies: Beginning of the Year
Lesson 8 of 15

Objective: SWBAT to choose what rate of speed they need to use when reading different types of texts.

Big Idea: Speed reading has its place, but so does slowing down. It is fun to give our reading rate in terms of gears on a car. This helps them remember and make good choices about how to read different texts.

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