1. “Boys and girls, raise your hands if you to be read to? Today, I am going to read you a few sentences from this book, A Fine,
2. “As good readers we want our audience to enjoy what we are reading and we want to enjoy it too. To get your audience interested in a story, you could read with expression. When I read the sentences the second time, I read with expression and everyone enjoyed it better. Right? One way we can do that is to use the voice the character speaking would be talking with. If the character is excited, we should use an excited voice but if he is angry we should use an angry voice.
3. Next, the teacher should read the sentences again using vocal expressions and facial expressions. “Who liked the way I read it that time? What did you notice about my expressions? The students will give a variety of answers here depending on teacher reading. Did anyone notice my facial expressions? You can use your face to show how characters are feeling. Every one watch my face as I read this sentence.” The teacher should pick a sentence in which the character is feeling sad, happy or angry and then model the facial expressions for the class. Next, the teachers should write 2-5 sentences on the board and have students read students using different voices and expression. The following sentences would be good examples. “Yippee! I got an A on my test! My mom will be very proud of me!” Students should use a happy, excited voice for these sentences. To give the students practice using a sad voice, students could read these sentences, “I got a D on my test. My dad will be mad at me. I will not get to play ball today.”
teacher should do a book
talk. “In this book, the principal loves school. He loves school so
he wants to go everyday of the year. The students hate this idea and
think of how to stop his awful plan. What do you think will happen?
and find out! Now the teacher divides the class into pairs and passes
books. Each pair of students should receive two copies of A
5. For assessment, teachers could use the partner evaluation sheets. Teacher should also call students up one by one and administer do a “one minute read” with each student.
Williams. Summer 2003. “Expression
Sharon. A Fine,
Repeated Reading Checklist
_______ _______ Remembered more words
_______ _______ Read faster
_______ _______ Read Smoother
_______ _______ Read with expression
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