Featured Instructor: 

Wanda Raiford, J.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa alumna


Reading aloud in the classroom helps improve students’ focus and understanding. 


  • Helps students understand concepts
  • Helps students retain information
  • Engages students


The human voice not only transmits meaning but also sets a tone. Wanda Raiford reads aloud to her students to model fluency and expression, critical thinking skills, and a deep connection with words. This strategy promotes learning through critical, repeated reflection on a text.