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Posted on October 10, 2016 3:11 am
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Read Along
Everyday, after lunch, we do a two class read aloud. This allows one teacher some RTI time. Some students feel this is time to goof off and disrupt the class. How do I control these students without taking away from this fun activity?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 10, 2016 1:35 pm

uBuDap
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Lunch time is always difficult to transition back to work, since the kids are all worked up. Maybe the students need an activity to get refocused when the come in. Do you simply read the story, or do the kids have their own books to follow along with? If they don't have individual books, maybe try to find materials they can all have and hold so they have something in their hands to hold and look at. I have found, especially with large groups, one teacher reading one book aloud tends to lose the student's interest.
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Jenna Herberson
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I agree with your solution.
  Posted on: March 6, 2017 9:17 pm

yLeQud
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i agree with having the students each having their own book to read or follow along with.
  Posted on: October 14, 2017 11:00 pm

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Solution 2
Posted February 23, 2017 3:46 pm

Cortnie
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Lunch time is always hard to come back from because they are full of new energy and were outside of the classroom. I suggest coming back in and doing a brain break like a GoNoodle or other dancing, moving activity to help get the jitters out. If possible, schedule recess for right after lunch time. This will help wear the students out and encourage them to relax and learn back in the classroom.
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Solution 3
Posted October 10, 2016 3:15 am

Candice Greene
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My best advice would be to make sure that the classroom rules are well in place. Maybe have a quick review of the classroom rules before the read aloud. Also, If you are doing the read aloud on the carpet, you can have the students who misbehave, sit at their desks during this time to eliminate their ability to goof off. Since they will be spread out.
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PeQyGa
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This is what I would do if I were in this situation. It allows students to still have the reading time but also know the rules.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 1:51 pm

rybuZy
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I agree. Discipline is key.
  Posted on: October 16, 2017 2:23 am

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Solution 4
Posted February 26, 2017 5:06 pm

tygaBu
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Have assigned seats on the carpet, if this is where the activity takes place, review carpet rules before beginning such as keep your hands to yourself and stay in your space. If rules are broken students should be sent back to their desk to put their heads down for the remainder of the time.
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Solution 5
Posted February 26, 2017 12:29 am

ReRege
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Don't let them sit next to their best friends because that is where the disruption will start. Do something like Popcorn reading where whatever one student is done reading their part they pick the next students to read, that way all of them are on their toes and following along because they'll never know when it's there turn - its random
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Solution 6
Posted October 17, 2016 2:15 am

Sieara Voegtle
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Once students come back from lunch, I would try a quick little re-cap before getting right into a lesson. Once you have explained everything and went back what the students learned prior to lunch, they will have adjusted to being back into the class. I worked with a teacher who did this and it went pretty well.
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Solution 7
Posted February 26, 2017 9:46 pm

eHebah
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After lunch try a transition the read aloud.
They were more than likely goofing off at lunch, it's hard to turn the page sometimes
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Solution 8
Posted February 28, 2017 12:04 pm

XequMa
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It should be known they will lose the privilege if they do not follow the rules during the activity. Maybe you can do a reader's theater so they can get some energy out while still getting their literacy time in.
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Solution 9
Posted October 3, 2017 1:09 am

Yeilin Ramirez
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One solution you may attempt is to before starting the next read aloud is to go over the rules and consequences set for their behavior and actions. If the student behavior calmly and are attentive to the read aloud, they may pick the topic for the next book the following day.
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Solution 10
Posted October 7, 2017 2:48 pm

ereTuB
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Make sure you have a good behavior management system in place, and make sure that students who often talk are not sitting next to each other.
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Solution 11
Posted October 13, 2017 3:14 am

Xaparu
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I would try to get the children more involved maybe read some plays and have them act the plays out. They are reading and interacting with the class at the same time.
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Solution 12
Posted February 26, 2018 12:27 am

duNuJy
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Maybe try doing this activity at a different time during the day instead when the kids are hyper.
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Solution 13
Posted November 30, 2018 10:47 pm

TyNeby
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The students who goof off should be pulled away from the group to either sit next to the teachers desk or even in another teachers classroom while the read aloud is taking place.
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Solution 14
Posted March 6, 2017 2:16 am

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use inside voices and take time away when they misbehave.
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