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read to (one)

To read (some piece of writing) aloud to one. A noun or pronoun can be used between "read" and "to" to specify what is being read. Would you like me to read to you, Granny? Read that article to me—I'm eager to hear what it says.
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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, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Great investors of our time like Steve Jobs read to come up with the innovations he came up with.
Most people are reading for passing exams, but there are some peoples who read to get awareness.
To learn this skill, children need to practice their reading skills and parents must read to their children and with their children, said USAID Mission Director Groarke.
| For more information about |Premier League Reading Stars, visit For the 30 Ways In 30 Days |guide, products/reading-family tips to get your kids reading Set a daily time to read to your |children and try to stick to it.
Trust director Jonathan Douglas said: "Our new research shows that one in six children don't read a book in a month, and we are worried that they will grow up to be the one in six adults who struggle with literacy to the extent that they read to the level expected of an 11-year-old, or below.
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." But what if students arrive in middle school without having mastered simple vocabulary, decoding skills and comprehension, and can't read well?
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.
We also would assume the child had been read to over many years while looking at engaging pictures, cuddled up closely to someone he or she loves and trusts, and memorizing bits of stories he or she hears over and over again.
Up to a point, this was OK, but he would also have liked to read to himself and not spend so much time pronouncing words to others.
And this fall, Chicago's public library system is asking every adult and adolescent to read To Kill a Mockingbird.