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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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The town itself is a famous old place, dating from the dim days of King Ethelred, when the Danes anchored their warships in the Kennet, and started from Reading to ravage all the land of Wessex; and here Ethelred and his brother Alfred fought and defeated them, Ethelred doing the praying and Alfred the fighting.
All peoples are reading to achieve a specific goal.
Many primary school teachers do not have the required skills or knowledge to teach reading to early readers.
Several of the Reading Stars themselves, including Frank Lampard, who is the author of the Frankie's Magic Football children's books, are reading role models and are also calling on dads to take an active role in reading to their child.
Ambleside was particularly keen to encourage parental involvement, so they held an 'Enjoy Books Together' morning where parents were taught about the importance of reading to children and given some tips on reading together.
If adults exhibit a love of literature then kids take notice (my father's stacks of biographies and tennis magazines), and reading to children is indispensable in fostering young, and later adult, readers.
Balancing Reading & Language Learning: A Resource For Teaching English Language Learners K-5 by educational consultant and former bilingual resource teacher, ESL teacher, and literacy coach Mary Cappellini offers a framework for a balanced classroom reading program that includes the use of reading aloud, shared reading, guided reading, and independent reading to develop a student's skills and fluency in the English language.
At 2 1/2, he placed letter-emblazoned blocks in alphabetic order and corrected his mother, by moving her hand, when she pointed to the wrong line of text while reading to him.
Legislation proposed by various state congressional representatives has aspired to return reading to its traditional context--where power was imbued in the book and the authority figure rather than the student.
Kaske historicizes reader psychology in the responses to such splits, discussing the ways Spenser's readers might then and have recently reconciled them, and here she applies the sequence of reading to this concordantial style.
The skilled reader was a doctoral student with past experience of teaching reading to students whose mother tongue was not English.
Any strong engagement of the feelings, of the heart, can serve to lift reading to this status, though the results will certainly vary according to the specific emotion.
The proponent of textual reasoning, claiming to have discovered something of great value in the reading practices of a tradition, aims to bring those practices to "modern self-awareness." That is, textual reasoning uses scholarship to raise a tradition's way of reading to fully articulate self-consciousness, and it searches among its many post-Enlightenment paradigms for the vocabulary and the conceptualities with which to express this self-consciousness.
In carefully designed, minimal steps, the teacher takes the deaf student through phonics-based instruction from reading to writing.