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How do you model the Distracting Voice?

Many teachers have been making the reading process more visible for students by introducing the Reading Voice and Thinking Voice during whole-class mini-lessons. When teachers use anchor text to model these two voices, it crystallizes the reality that students need to be thinking before, during, and after they are reading.

To solidify this point even further, it’s important to acknowledge the fact that readers also wrestle with a Distracting Voice. Introduce this voice and then equip students with strategies to overcome it.

Duration: 3:08 | Grades K-12