Repeated Oral Assisted Reading
Repeated Oral Assisted Reading (ROAR) is a partner reading practice that will help a student become a better reading in the following ways:
- He/she will read more accurately, mispronouncing or needing help on fewer words
- He/she will read more fluently (better expression and faster)
- He/she will remember and understand what has been read better
- Short texts and/or sentences that the student can read with at least 95% accuracy
- Progress monitoring graph
- Blue marker (cold read)
- Red/Pink Marker (warm read)
- Have the student do a cold read for one minute. Chart his/her words read correct in blue (cold read) on his/her progress monitoring graph.
- Teacher's Turn - slide finger smoothly under each word as you read the sentence, ensure that the student tracks WITH you at every step. Read at a normal pace. If the student is a slow reader, start at a slower pace, but speed up when reviewing sets of sentences that have been practiced in isolation.
- Together - keep going if the student stumbles over a word. Do not call attention to errors. Go back and repeat #1 and #2 until the student reads fluently with you.
- Student alone - the student reads the sentence alone. Repeat #1 and #2 if the student stumbles or reads very slowly.
- Repeat steps #1, #2, and #3 with the next sentence.
- Combine sentences to build fluency with longer segments.
- Student tracks at all times.
- Time the student for one minute on the same passage. Chart his/her words read correct in red/pink on his/her progress monitoring graph. Discuss improvements.