Expressive Reading Teacher Resources
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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.
Pre-K - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
Let's Express Ourselves!: Growing Independence and Fluency
Help young readers enhance fluency. Emphasize the importance of expression by reading a story, paying attention to the role punctuation plays. Then allow time for kids to practice by working with a partner who takes notes and provides constructive criticism on use of emotion, pacing, and other forms of expression.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 4 Views 34 Downloads
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 instructional activity, the class reviews punctuation marks and practices what type of intonation should accompany each. They then listen as the teacher uses effective reading expression.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 12 Downloads
Aid readers in achieving fluency! Hone in on appropriate pacing, accurate pronunciation, and varied intonation through modeling and ample practice. In one-minute bursts, individuals rehearse reading a passage aloud, recording where they stopped each time.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 44 Views 439 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
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.
3rd Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Students observe and demonstrate strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read the book Goldilocks and the Three Bears with and without expression, and discuss the difference. In pairs, they read a book and identify the types of expressions to use while reading the book.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
Lights, Camera, and Action!
These activities center around acting out a play to help create fluent readers who use expression and emotion. As readers work through the play the first time, they also practice decoding strategies. In small groups of four, they then rehearse the play as the teacher walks around to assess using an expression checklist (which is not included but could easily be created).
3rd - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 40 Downloads
Don't Be Silly–Expression is Fun!
As children observe the teacher reading Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day, they take note of the role punctuation plays in the emotion or expression used. They then take turns reading a book with a partner so they can practice using reading expression strategies that increase fluency.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 38 Downloads
A Speeding Rocket, a Shooting Star... It's a Racing Reader!
Prepare a gameboard and die-cut race cars to play a fun fluency game. Also create several flash cards to review the long /i/ sound. Then, model reading smoothly and with expression, emphasizing the importance of re-reading texts to become fluent.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 27 Downloads
A review of decoding words is incorporated in a discussion on reading with expression in order to increase fluency. The teacher gives several book options for readers to practice smooth and inflected reading, giving a short book talk on each to pique interest, and also reviewing strategies for selecting a book at an appropriate reading level.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 133 Downloads
Let's Read with Expression!
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.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 10 Downloads
Expressive Reading Design Plan How Do You Feel?
Students review the use of word chunks to assist them in reading long words. Next, they practice reading with expression by reading Dr Seuss', Green Eggs and Ham with a reading buddy. As an assessment, they read a passage with an expression that a partner reveals on a flashcard.
K - 1st Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
Give Me Some Expression!
Work to improve oral expression while reading aloud. Young scholars read sentence strips, changing their volume, speed, and tone to match what is written, making the sentence more meaningful. They read an entire story with a partner who uses a checklist to evaluate their use of expression.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 49 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
3, 2, 1...Action!
Here is an excellent lesson that allows learners to observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for reading with expression. They listen to the teacher read different sentences with and without expression and discuss the differences. Youngsters then participate in a reading of the play Peddler Polly and the Story Stealer by Aaron Shepard, using the reading with expression strategies.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 95 Downloads
It's All About Expression: Growing Independence and Fluency
In an engaging anticipatory set, the teacher uses several different strategies to activate prior knowledge about reading with expression, including using sentence strips (that must be prepped ahead of time) to show different moods. The class identifies different emotions conveyed as the teacher reads Where the Wild Things Are.
1st - 3rd Language Arts 11 Views 51 Downloads
Lightning Literacy: Growing Independence and Fluency
To assist young learners in gaining an understanding of how to read with expression, read the play The Legend of Lightning Larry by Aaron Shepard. Assign each student a part from the play and allow them to rehearse for several days before performing for a neighboring class.
1st - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 35 Downloads
Don't Be Shy, Express Yourself!
How do we teach children to read with expression? One approach is modeling. The teacher reads a passage with and without expression, and also with different emotions, allowing the class to discuss the differences. Afterward, small groups read the book Rainbow Fish and Friends: Hide and Seek, identifying correct punctuation for the endings of sentences, and using reading expression strategies.
2nd - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 15 Downloads