Rationale: This lesson has been designed to help children read more fluently and with speed. The only way children can succeed in becoming a more fluent reader with speed and expression is through reading everyday. Children can also learn to become more expressive through watching others read.A Mouth That Moves FastGrowing Independence and Fluency
Materials: I Feel Silly and Other Moods, by Jamie Lee Curtis, that interests the child, construction paper arid markers for the child to create a character, and a review game that relates to the book.
1. First, I will read a book that interest me arid model how the
child should read with expression to help make the book more
2. I will introduce the book to the child with an interesting book talk Hopefully, the book will be a book the child is interested in, but if not I will make it seem interesting with the book talk. Say, "Okay, you have heard me read a book with lots of enthusiasm, now I want to hear Y0U read a book with lots of excitement".
3.Listen to the child read the book and
help them along the way.
If they do not comprehend a word, help them by sounding it out with
them and continuing on.
4.After the child has finished reading
the book the child will now create that character out of construction paper.
will help the child in creating their character. In doing this the child will be able to use their imagination and
5.When the child has completed his/her
character he/she will reread the story using the character and maybe
even a character-like voice to encourage them to read! While the child is focused on reading the story with the
character I will be able to assess the child’s reading. A checklist should be made of the words to mark the
miscues and a blank should be on the sheet as well so that I can time the student for speed arid make any other
comments about the child’s style of reading.
6.To finish up if time allows I will develop
a review game that reviews
many of the concepts he/she has learned in previous lessons. All
children love to be creative and play games so; this will be a great
lesson to make reading fun!
Beth WindhamReference: Eldredge, JL. (1995). Teaching Decoding in
Holistic Classrooms. New Jersey: Prentice Hall (pg 126).
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