When teaching English Language Learners, many – if not most – of us have students repeat newly-learned words chorally. It encourages shy students to practice pronunciation and develop more self-confidence when speaking.
And many of us – when teaching ELLs or English-proficient students – often have students pair-up and read text aloud to each other taking turns with each paragraph. It’s a very useful engagement strategy.
As I’ve shared on several previous occasions, though, there are other important reasons to have students repeat words and read text aloud – they are more likely to learn and remember it.
Discover Magazine had a good reminder of it in a graphic at their article, What Happens in Your Brain When You Make Memories?
I’m adding this info to a post where I share lost of related research, The Value Of Oral Reading In Partners For ELLs & Others.