There are many benefits to having your child/students orally reread stories.
The texts should be at an independent reading level (meaning the student should be able to independently read the text with about 95% accuracy). The student’s reading should be supervised by an adult, older sibling, etc. It is fine to model reading the story first.
Oral rereading of texts improves:
- Reading confidence
Time your student/child’s initial reading of a passage, then the second and third re-reading–you will be surprised by how much he or she improves!
A good goal for which to aim is to have your child/student reread a familiar text three times. (The benefits generally don’t go beyond three times.)