Reading to or along with the student for a short time is a way to build sight
word vocabulary, increase fluency and model good reading. This simple but very effective procedure exposes the student
to many more words than if a student read at his or her own pace.
Adapted from PULL – Project for Unique Learners in Literacy by LVA–Illinois, 1994 and
Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties by Eldon Ekwall and James Shanker; Macmillan 1993.
Choose a text passage at your student’s approximate reading level or slightly higher.
It can be interest-based or selected as being effective in building sight vocabulary; for good examples
see the Laubach materials.