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Introduce Students to the 3 Reader Voices

In this video, originally presented as a webinar, Kristina Smekens explains that all readers have three voices in their heads: the Reading Voice, the Thinking Voice, and the Distracting Voice. She goes on to share how to introduce the different voices to students.

To prepare students for comprehension success, spend time explaining how the three voices work and how to best utilize them while reading. Then demonstrate the process through Think Alouds. Students need to see the teacher model how to read different kinds of texts (e.g., print, visual, multimodal) before trying that kind of thinking out on their own.

After watching this, you may want to watch the other two videos in this series: Advance Beyond Doing Reading to Teaching Reading and Anchor Student Learning with Anchor Charts.

Duration: 47:33 | Grades K-12