Intonation Teacher Resources
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Emerging readers practice reading fluency. First, they listen to the teacher and classmates model fluent reading, and then they practice fluent oral reading with a partner. To close the day, they participate in a Reader's Theatre based on "Rude Giants.
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Readers' theater is a fun way to get kids reading with expression and improve their fluency! There is a full script here for The Three Bears with five characters to assign. Consider splitting kids into small groups so everyone can practice at the same time.
K - 2nd Visual & Performing Arts
Drama: Learn A Lesson from the Lion
Reading is reading, whether it's for drama or English class. Boost reading fluency, accuracy, intonation, and comprehension while fostering creative acting skills. Kids read the provided tale of "The Lion and the Mouse" several times in small groups, they then perform the story for the class.
1st Visual & Performing Arts
The power of signs and signals. Viewers use various body parts to illustrate how gestures convey meaning and how the meaning of these gestures may differ among racial and cultural groups, between men and women, or have meaning to specific a sport or activity.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Set up beginning readers into choral reading groups to aid with fluency. Although this is a simple concept, it is an effective one. Scholars each have a copy of the text and one begins reading as the rest of the group choral reads along. They each take a turn being the first reader, allowing for peer guidance and support.
K - 1st English Language Arts
BBC Learning English -working abroad: listening
In this listening worksheet, students will complete a chart identifying which of 5 speakers communicated each of the 18 statements. The corresponding radio broadcast can be found at:http://www.bbclearningenglish.com/business/wab/ramfiles/prog2.
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
"ottos mops" by Ernst Jandl
High schoolers read the poem,"ottos mops", by Ernst Jandl, focusing on their pronunciation of the short 'o' and long 'o' sounds. They use comprehension strategies to interpret the poem, and change interpretation of the poem using different intonations.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Reading out loud can be a real thrill for some, and a real issue for others. Teach your class that reading with inflection and fluency can be as easy as singing a song. They'll first analyze two Bobby McFerrin songs for intonation, pitch, tone, and tempo.
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
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.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts
It's funny how intonation can really affect the meaning of words as they're spoken. As your class reads J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, have them study the different ways one could say "good morning." This activity was created as a short opening to follow the reading of chapter one.
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Pitch, Intonation, Harmonic Theory
Students listen to pitches and determine if they are in tune, flat or sharp. Using Aurelia computer software and playing as a band, students practice pitch theory, and play two-octave major scales. They practice and discuss how to tune instruments and improve their pitch.
6th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
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.
K - 1st English Language Arts
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.
K - 2nd English Language Arts
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.
4th Visual & Performing Arts
FIVE LITTLE PUMPKINS
Students explore the rhythm instruments as part of a rhythm band to accompany the well-known poem, "Five Little Pumpkins." They study instrument names, playing techniques, and playing at the appropriate time. They study how to perform a vocal solo.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
Have the class practice reading out loud to increase oral reading speed, prosody, intonation, and accuracy. They work with teachers or volunteers as they read select passages aloud. As they read, mistakes are marked, assessed, and discussed in order to help them progress as smooth and fluent oral readers.
2nd - 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable