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:

Oral Reading In The Mainstream & ELL Classroom

I Knew Encouraging Oral Reading Fluency Was Important, But I Didn’t Realize It Was This Important….

Here are some other related posts:

Study: “You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud”

The Little-Known Truths About Reading Aloud

A REMINDER ON THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING STUDENTS REPEAT WORDS – & READ TEXT – OUT LOUD

WHY READING ALOUD LEADS TO BETTER RECALL

6 Paired Reading Strategies to Help Students Struggling With Reading is from Lexia.

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)