Read With a Partner
During Read With a Partner, students can read with a partner by sharing their book or taking turns reading their own books. Students pick a partner and then find a quiet spot in the room to sit EEKK (elbow, elbow, knee, knee), and they take turns reading to each other. Students were given a wooden checkmark with “who, what, where” written on it to keep in their book baskets. They were taught to stop their partner every few pages to check for understanding. Eventually they will be able to use question rings and beachball bookmarks to check for comprehension.