I am a big advocate of having English Language Learners – and all students – partner up to read text (see A Look Back: Twelve Ways ELLs – & Anyone Else – Can Read & Demonstrate Understanding Of A Textbook Chapter – Add To The List!).
Plenty of research has shown that this kind of activity improves fluency and comprehension, and reading researcher Timothy Shanahan has regularly highlighted it.
He published his most recent post on the topic today in How to Improve Text Fluency in the Middle Schools and High Schools, and I highlighted a quote from it in the text box.
He’s written other posts that are also worth reading:
Here are some other related posts:
My Middle School Requires Fluency Instruction: Help! is from Timothy Shanahan.
Teaching Oral Reading Fluency to Older Students is from Timothy Shanahan.
How to Provide Effective Reading Instruction is a new report by Timothy Shanahan and published by The World Bank.
I’m adding this post to:
The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It) (which includes links to even more of his posts).
The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More! (which also includes links to other posts he’s written)