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Students 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.
Learners 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.
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 instructional activity to guide re-teaching.
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.
The use of Garageband is the focus of this technology lesson. 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.
Students explore the five main components to reading fluency: faster reading, smoother reading, expressive reading, silent reading and voluntary reading. This instructional activity is designed to help children use expression as they read. Improvement of their reading fluency comes by repeated readings and peer readings.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students increase their reading fluency and expression through the use of various strategies. After the benefits of expressive reading, students read of a novel text. With a partner, they read write sentences that should be read with expression. Sentences are shared with the class and judged using expression cards.
Second graders discover the meaning of reading with expression. They listen to a sentence read once with no expression and then the next time with expression and discuss the difference. They read sentences changing the punctuation at the end and changing the way it would be read.