Expressive Reading Teacher Resources
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Let's Read with Expression!
Pupils review the concept of expressive reading. Through modeling the teacher shows them that more expression makes reading more interesting and enjoyable to listen to. They review ending punctuation marks and the types of expression and intonation that should go with each. They practice expressive reading.
I Have Expression Within Me!
Students explore the ways to promote fluent and expressive reading in children. By reading the whole text, the children should increase their fluency and word recognition. Books with long vowels are stressed in this lesson.
Make A Face
Students are exposed to five components of fluency: reading faster, reading smoother, reading more expressively, reading silently, and reading voluntarily. Therefore, in order for children to become fluent readers, they must learn to read expressively. This lesson is intended to show children what expressive reading is, and to help them become expressive readers themselves so that they can move one step closer to fluency.
Extra, Extra Read All About It
Looking for an interactive roll playing lesson? Young actors practice reading and rereading decodable texts with expression. They interact with the play, "The Boy Who Wanted the Willies," by Aaron Shepherd within this lesson. An expression evaluation sheet is also filled out after reading and performing the play. Note: Great for teaching expressive reading.
We love to Express Ourselves: Growing Toward Independence and Fluency
Reading with expression is an important component in developing fluency. Emerging readers learn different strategies for accomplishing this skill through the teacher's model reading of Earrings!. Partner practice is combined with effective modeling for the book The Father Who Walked on His Hands. A checklist serves as an assessment tool at the end of the lesson to guide re-teaching.
Students explore the five main components to reading fluency: faster reading, smoother reading, expressive reading, silent reading and voluntary reading. This lesson is designed to help children use expression as they read. Improvement of their reading fluency comes by repeated readings and peer readings.
Springfield Podcasting Project: Introduction Part 2
Using Calvin and Hobbes comics, sixth graders practice reading skills. After familiarizing themselves with a variety of cartoons, they write a summary and highlight the words they are going to emphasize. Then, they create a recording using educational software.
Springfield Podcasting Project: Daily Life Of (Your City)
The use of Garageband is the focus of this technology instructional activity. During this five-day exercise, sixth graders create descriptive sentences, sound effects, and music to describe aspects of life in their town. There are many worksheets embedded in this plan which will help guide them through the process, and help the teacher score the work submitted.
Explore expressive reading through the read-aloud Summertime: From Porgy and Bess. Readers will make predictions about the text and listen to the song Summertime. They will also identify how the story relates to the song lyrics.
Springfield Podcasting Project: Descriptive Metaphor Sound Effect Poem
As inspiration for their metaphor-rich poem, pupils list all the sound effects found in the Garage Band program. They choose a sound-driven topic, write a Descriptive Metaphor Poem, edit, record, and post it as a podcast. What a great way to integrate useful technology and basic creative writing skills!
Hip Hip Hooray for Expression!!
Learners identify what it means to be fluent and that there are five components: reading faster, reading with expression, reading smoothly, reading silently and being able to read voluntarily. Then they focus on being able to read with expression. Students also take out their copies of Lee and the Team, read silently and then, practice using expression by having to look out for the punctuation.
Expression Direction: Growing Independence and Fluency
Looking to move children away from monotone reading? That's what they will practice here. In a guided learning lesson, the class reviews punctuation marks and practices what type of intonation should accompany each. They then listen as the teacher uses effective reading expression. In pairs, they read to each other, first without expression, and then a second time with effective expression. Some preparation is required to create sentence strips and the assessment sheet.
Expressive Eloquent Experts
What does it mean to read expressively? Beginning readers hear examples of expressive reading and partner up to practice. One partner reads The Littlest Pumpkin and the other partner reads Franklin and his Friend. While one person is reading, the other one assesses when they're reading expressively.
Not Just Words
Students work to improve their oral expression while reading aloud. They read and record an entire story with a partner and listen to the playback of the readings. They evaluate their expressive language using a given checklist.
Watch Out, We Are Reading With Expression
Student practice reading fluently and expressively through the use of writing. various. After discussing how expressive reading enhances the reading experience, 3rd graders write a story featuring expressive words and correct punctuation. In pairs, they read each other's stories with expression.
The better to eat you, dear!
Students practice various strategies for fluent, expressive reading. After reviewing sentence structure, students choose an appropriate leveled book to read with their partner. They are assessed on their reading fluency and reading expression after practicing their selected passage.
Yay for Expression!
Review the concept of expressive reading. Through modeling, the teacher shows them that more expression makes reading more interesting and enjoyable to listen to. They review ending punctuation marks and the types of expression and intonation that should go with each. Then they practice expressive reading.
Expression, Expression, Expression
Young scholars read orally with expression in this lesson. They read sentences stressing different emotions with appropriate expression. The teacher models expressive vs. non-expressive reading, and they practice with a partner. Their reading is recorded.
Loving to Read While Learning to Express!
Learners practice recognizing words more accurately, rapidly and automatically by assessing five major techniques and strategies: reading faster, reading with expression, reading smoother, reading silently, and reading voluntarily. They read and interpret "The Three Little."
"Expression Equals Enjoyment"
Learners practice strategies to become more fluent readers with expression. They observe the teacher modeling fluent and expressive reading of the book, "Pig and Crow," by Kay Chorao and then model what they've observed with expression with a partner.