Reading through the comments sometimes reveals keys to problems that we don’t even know we have. For example, in talking about reading, Dave said this yesterday:
…I personally keep [choral reading] to under 10% of our total reading/translating. I think that, especially for slower language processors, it can interfere with them negotiating meaning by turning their attention to their classmates’ words, so that they can appear to know what the reading says. Does that make sense?…
It makes a lot of sense but also confuses me bc I always thought that choral reading should be a huge part of what we do. I got that impression from Diana and others. We push choral reading big in DPS and honestly if a kid is being guided along by the kid next to him is that not desirable if they are learning to read?
So I’m confused about what the general opinion about choral reading is in the group and what the best way to do reading really is. Reading should be fully half if not more of what we do in a TPRS/CI classroom, we know that, but how? Just throwing it out there.