To read, or not to read... out loud
Fostering independent readers and student ownership of text
What are we asking of our students?
There isn't a correct answer to this query, but many viewpoints about what constitutes quality interaction with texts. As we continue to strive for rigorous instruction for every student in every classroom, we have to consider who is holding most of the burden when it comes to reading in the classroom. How much independent struggle is enough? What level of teacher read-aloud or modeling is effective for student understanding? How do we support struggling readers and stretch advanced readers with the same text?