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Second graders practice reading aloud with excerpts from classic stories, such as The Three Little Pigs and The Little Red Hen. They work on using their voices expressively when reading sections of the stories that contain dialogue.
Students practice their fluency skills. In this fluency lesson, students read aloud stories to their peers and they help to coach one another on their fluency, pronunciation, phrasing, and inflection. They discuss what makes a good reader enjoyable to listen to and easy to understand. 
Students practice the strategy of reading fluently with expression with the story "Who took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?" They read and reread the story utilizing different strategies when stuck on a word. Students practice whole reading aloud to one another with character masks.
Reciting poetry is a great way to build oral language skills and build classroom community. Pupils look at the text elements of poetry and choose a poem to read aloud. They focus on rhythm, fluency, and expression. This is a great way to reinforce the importance of punctuation, reading for meaning, and textual understanding.
Students practice read aloud comprehension strategies. In this literacy comprehension lesson, students listen to Tomas and the Library Lady, stopping to discuss with a partner aspects of the story suggested by the teacher. Students make inferences, share connections, and sequence story events using the same text.
Young readers use graphic organizers, such as Venn diagrams and story maps, to analyze a variety of folktales and the elements of a story. They use writing, sequencing activities, and creative art to identify the morals learned from a read aloud. This is a unit with at least eight lessons, and handouts are included.
First graders listen to a read-aloud of Frida. They investigate and recognize Frida's work, answer questions about her life, and create a personal self portrait symbolzing what makes them feel better during difficult times. Students are given three examples of Frida's self portraits.
Students study the life cycle of the frog. In this life cycle lesson set, students listen to a read aloud of Frogs, A First Discovery Book, and make a sequencing booklet that shows the four stages of the frogs life cycle. They observe tadpoles changing into frogs. They watch a Power Point presentation made of digital pictures of the changes they observe.
Young learners listen to a read aloud of Gail Gibbons book, Apples and the story A Red House With No Windows and No Doors. They compare characteristics of a number of kinds of apples, graph them and create a apple print picture. Learners can compare and contrast the two stories after participating in a variety of activities with apples. They will share their observations about the apples and taste various types of apples.
Listeners hear chapter 1 from The Tale of Despereaux and discuss what they saw in their minds as well as why they pictured that particular sense, object, or person the way they did as a way to practice the reading strategy of visualization. Have young artists then create images on paper that correlate to the sections being read aloud. These illustrations should be the images learners see in their heads from the descriptions.
Conduct a read-aloud with your fifth grade class. Read "Michael Jackson: The King of Pop," stopping to remark on the construction. Are there facts or opinions presented in the reading? After modeling the thought process used to determine if a piece of work is informative or persuasive, give your learners an opportunity to practice themselves. The article and worksheet are included. 
Youngsters of all ages listen to read alouds from a variety of genres to improve their reading and writing skills. They apply personal experiences to comprehend the texts and create oral and written responses to the readings. In addition, they will spend time each day focused on an interactive read aloud session.
Students listen to a read aloud and while working with other students, write alternate ending to the story.
Tenth graders read the poem "Still I Rise" and discuss the different ways it can be told and read and brought to life. In this poetry lesson plan, 10th graders read aloud and silently, and compare different works of poetry.
The birthday of Dr. Seuss gives plenty opportunities for activities! Your class can participate in read-alouds, bookwalks, graphing activities, writing exercises, phonics drills and Internet research using the ideas in this plan. 
Students are introduced to various types of folk tales. During a read-aloud, they predict what they believe is going to happen next and practice following the story line. To end the lesson, they answer comprehension questions and complete various activities related to the story.
Third graders do a hands-on activity after being read aloud the story of The Rag Coat, in cooperative groups.
Eighth graders listen to a read aloud of Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken." They examine the attributes of poetry focusing on stanzas, imagery, and punctuation. They participate in choral readings before completing the associated worksheet.
Young elementary learners develop expression while reading. They listen as the teacher demonstrates expression when reading aloud. Individual learners read with a partner and practice using expression in their reading. When their partner reads, they fill out an evaluation on their partner's reading.
Students are exposed to enriched literacy they come to understand that simply decoding the words within the story is not enough to make the story interesting. While reading aloud students see how reading with expression keeps the audiences attention and makes the story seem more realistic. This lesson has activities that show children how changing the speed and volume of your voice can affect the outcome of a read aloud.

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