In chomsky rsquo s scheme the kids listened to audiotapes of a text and then worked on making their own tapes mdash trying to match the quality of the originals reading while listening or echo reading works too as does radio reading in which kids work with scripts mdash making the oral reading purposeful and neurological impress don rsquo t ask.

I rsquo m always looking for reading activities to help my students engage with middle school reading strategies in unexpected ways this helps me to stay engaged and it helps my students to stay engaged as well station reading activities offer the opportunity for flexible use and differentiation in the english language arts classroom they can be used over and over again in different ways.