Whisper reading is a strategy you use at home to build reading skills. Instead of reading out loud or silently, kids read in a whisper voice.
Start by having kids read silently. Then, occasionally ask kids to whisper read to you. This allows you to check on progress and provide support as needed.
Kids can also try using a whisper phone (sometimes called a phonics phone). Kids hold one end of the phone up to their ear and whisper read into the other end. The phone amplifies the sound, so kids can more clearly hear the sounds and words they’re saying.
Whisper reading can help kids become more fluent readers and build their confidence in reading aloud. Learn more about
whisper reading and how to make a whisper phone