Like choral reading, you will read the same thing over and over in paired reading. It will give the child experience with a particular text to help with speed, accuracy, and site reading. Therefore, you will want to choose a text that is fun or interesting. The text could be a page of a book (a short paragraph if there are many words on the page), song lyrics, a poem, a letter, something from a magazine, etc. You want to start off with something easy for your child to read to give him/her confidence and then increase the difficulty.
- You, the parent, will read the text once through as the child follows along.
- You and the child will read the text together three times through.
- The child will read the text by himself/herself
This can also be a great activity for a child who works on a particular sound. This will give the child a lot of practice reading the sound in a longer text and following a good model (your speech). This may boost his/her confidence to read in class! It could also be good practice before performing a speech in front of the class.