Read, Lead, Succeed.

Best Practices of Reading & Business

Qualities of Best Practices for Reading

  • Focus on meaning.
  • Read aloud.
  • Surround readers with opportunities for success.
  • Provide access to a wide and rich array of print.
  • Give kids choices.
  • Balance challenging texts with easy ones.
  • Teach reading as thinking.
  • Model reading.
  • Name and teach reading strategies directly.
  • Give kids daily opportunities to talk about their reading.
  • Replace workbooks and skills sheets with authentic activities.
  • Match reading assessments to classroom practices.
  • Support readers before, during, and after reading.

Qualities of Best Practices for Business

  • Integrate a Cesim simulation into the course.
  • Cross link courses (Marketing & Accounting).
  • Use a computer room to explain and practice.
  • Run practice rounds.
  • Use the simulation to bring theory to life.
  • Divide larger classes into group meetings.
  • Encourage students to take roles within their company teams.
  • Let students propose ideas and help them learn from mistakes.
  • Keep students motivated and focused.
  • Have students develop reports.
  • Use peer review reports.
  • Have team meetings at the end of a course for a feedback session.
  • Assess with performance, learning process, and peer review.

How to make reading and business fun!

  • The reader has chosen the text, versus it being assigned.
  • The topic has personal interest or importance.
  • The text evokes curiosity, surprise, or puzzlement.
  • The text has high coherence.
  • The text has ample use of pictures, charts and other visuals.
  • Readers can mark, write, or draw on text as they read.
  • Readers can talk about the text during and after reading.
  • Readers can hear the text read aloud by the teacher, classmate, or in a small group.
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