Keepin it real
A note to the music and comedy industries - my musicians and comedians don't need to be pretty. In fact, as soon as I see a pretty face I think - 'this ain't authentic'. And it must be authentic to move me. But if it moves me - I'm all in, no matter what.
To the education industry - pretty ain't nothin. 'Pretty' means 'tryna appeal'.
Stuff that works is what I want. Below is a reading routine that works like a mudda.
Fluency development routine
Support learners to do the following:
a text of approximately 300 words
the text and identify the 7 most difficult words
these words out and spend time decoding them (see decoding routines)
to read the text aloud while recording and timing it (concentrate on
pronouncing the last part of each word)
the recording while silently reading along - Note
the difficult parts and the amount of time taken
immediately and compare the difference
•Repeat at least three times during the week (4 minutes a day)
first attempt to final attempt a week later
Second week: Repeat with new text
If tutoring one-to-one review recordings each session.