read to

read (something) to someone

to read something aloud to someone. Please read a story to me. Grandpa read to Timmy all afternoon.
See also: read
References in classic literature ?
Most men have learned to read to serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of reading as a noble intellectual exercise they know little or nothing; yet this only is reading, in a high sense, not that which lulls us as a luxury and suffers the nobler faculties to sleep the while, but what we have to stand on tip-toe to read and devote our most alert and wakeful hours to.
The succession of the questions that had just been read to him, exactly followed the succession of the dreams that had terrified Mrs.
At first, she read to please her humble friend; but soon her own earnest nature threw out its tendrils, and wound itself around the majestic book; and Eva loved it, because it woke in her strange yearnings, and strong, dim emotions, such as impassioned, imaginative children love to feel.
Sometimes, I was called upon to accompany one or both of the sisters in these visits; and sometimes I was desired to go alone, to fulfil some promise which they had been more ready to make than to perform; to carry some small donation, or read to one who was sick or seriously disposed: and thus I made a few acquaintances among the cottagers; and, occasionally, I went to see them on my own account.
I hope He will, Nancy,' replied I; 'and, meantime, I'll come and read to you now and then, when I have a little time to spare.
Yes, many a time; and since my eyes has been so bad, he's sat an' read to me by the half-hour together: but you know, Miss, he has other folks to see, and other things to do--God bless him
At another time I went to read to a poor labourer who was in the last stage of consumption.
Whereas,' said the man, 'Maister Weston 'ull pray with me quite in a different fashion, an' talk to me as kind as owt; an' oft read to me too, an' sit beside me just like a brother.
She threw wood on the fire, wrapped herself up, and said, "You would like me to read to you?
When I was growing up in western Massachusetts, "reading" happened in two places: the classroom at my small independent school and at nighttime when my parents read to my sister and me.
AN OLD SAYING IN EDUCATION GOES, "Students learn to read in elementary school, and read to learn in secondary school.
They read to the dogs for several weeks to prepare them.
Some progressive states like Michigan have mandated that (students) be able to 'connect what they read to their own lives' and other goals harmonious not just with skill development but true lifelong reading" (Daniels (2002, p.
To mark National Book Month, Black Issues Book Review highlights efforts by African American athletes who encourage literacy and academic preparation through programs like the National Basketball Association's Read to Achieve program.
operations Bruce Mosler, New York office head Ken Krasnow, and 32 of the company's brokerage and services professionals and administrative staff chose age appropriate books to read to each class of students.