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Practice is a great way to build skills in reading with fluency and intonation. In leveled pairs, learners read a simple passage pausing as indicated by the marks on the page. They take turns reading the passage until they are both fluent. Tip: Actors need to read scripts over and over to practice their fluency and intonation too. Why not turn simple reading passages into mini scripts? More fun and engaging.
Help writers recognize how word order affects meaning, discover new words, and confirm or check meaning writing. They will explore how punctuation helps a reader understand what is written and the connections between punctuation, sentence structure, intonation, and emphasis.
This idea is very similar to many devices on the market that are intended to guide or assist youngsters in reading. At a learning center, the child listens to a story on headphones while he reads along with a visual text. The emphasis in this activity is placed on having the child read with intonation, correct pacing, and fluency.
Fourth graders, after reading with intonation and expression the book, "Richie's Rocket," by Joan Anderson, circulate in centers to create a puzzle with emotions and experiences from the ideas in the story, write the definition of words down, write each word in a complete sentence as well as list a synonym for each word. They also create a short dramatic scene from the book.