I Feel the Need to Read!: Growing Independence and Fluency
This series of activities lets the class observe and demonstrate a variety of strategies for decoding and reading fluently with expression. They listen to the teacher read passages from If You Give a Pig a Pancake with and without expression and discuss the differences. After pairing up, they then demonstrate these reading expression strategies by taking turns practicing a reader's theater play that is performed in front of a parent audience at the end of the week.