"No two persons ever read the same book."
Our students are learning to read with expression.
After visiting the website http://www.storylineonline.net/ they got to hear what a good reader does as she reads a story aloud.
- They speak clearly.
- They modulate their voice depending on the character's feelings and situation, and when different characters are introduced at various points in the story.
- They pause for effect. They cackle, and sob, and rasp away...
The students practiced reading to a buddy; and then they read aloud at home.
Most students took on the challenge of reading out aloud to an audience. In class, we have often spoken about moving out of our comfort zone in order to learn. This learning engagement provided the perfect opportunity for them to do so.
Listening to the final product, and realizing that they have met their success criteria gives the students the confidence they need to set the bar higher. They also get to see each other's videos and learn from them.
Come and let us listen to them...
Once upon a time...
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