Who doesn't like Peanut Butter and Jelly? I designed this fun activity to introduce students to the partner share read aloud strategy. It helps students comprehend, pay attention, work cooperatively with peers, and strengthens their speaking and listening skills. Students become active learners and learn to read for a purpose. I have found, if students can paraphrase what is happening in a story, they have a good understanding. Have you ever had a student to read aloud fluently but wasn't able to recall what happened in the story? This activity teaches them "how" to pay attention and get the most out of what they read.
I use this activity in my own classroom. I saw a big difference in my students' comprehension levels. My class achieved 89% proficiency in reading on the FCAT administered the spring of 2013.
Now, when I say, "Peanut Butter and Jelly," my students know it is time for another partner share read aloud. They always look forward to it.
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