Repeated Reading

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Repeated Reading


Repeated readings of the same text help the reader focus on the meaning of the words. During initial readings, many readers are focused on the words alone (decoding) and benefit from the repetition to move to understanding (comprehension). 


  • Reader reads text silently 
  • Reader reads text out loud to themself
  • Reader reads text out loud to practitioner, other reader(s) or someone at home
  • Repeat
  • Explain that repeatedly reading the same text will support comprehension
  • To demonstrate understanding: 
    • ask reader questions about the text
    • answer questions about the text
    • create a visual of the text

Note: encourage readers to check for understanding as they read. One way to do that is to summarize a page using a sticky note. They can add extra details as they repeat the reading. 

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