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Strategy 12: Choral Reading
The Choral Reading strategy engages students in group-assisted, repeated readings. Students read aloud in unison within a small group or with the whole class. The purpose of the strategy is to provide practice on reading text with fluency. Students gain confidence in reading, because when they read together as a group, they are supported by their peers, who may be more fluent readers, or they may be assisted by the teacher when necessary. In addition to gaining fluency in reading and vocabulary development, they develop an appreciation of literature.
The teacher chooses a text that is appropriate for repeated reading by a group of students, models fluent reading by reading the text aloud, engages students in ...