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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.
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 plan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Students 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.
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.
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. 
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.
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 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.
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.
Students 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."
Young scholars determine the importance of and how to read with expression. They determine this by watching a model of fluent reading and then practicing expressive reading by doing repeated readings. They use word chunks to break down long words.

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