Timely Tips When Reading Aloud
High school students review the reading process, reflect upon it, and then try to improve this model. Students learn that reading aloud techniques are the same for all audiences. As students implement reading aloud techniques they become confident in presenting the printed word orally to others.
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| Learning Standards
| Classroom Activities
To prepare for their read alouds, high school students study and discuss The Read Aloud Handbook. They divide into groups, and:
| Community Activities
Practicing reading techniques, students ask community or family members from older and younger generations how they learned to read. They volunteer to read to younger children or interested adults. Students publish Read Aloud Hints in the school newspaper and make Power Point presentations for other classes.
Students become aware of oral presentation skills that are necessary for many different careers such as lawyers, teachers, politicians and CEO's. They learn how literacy contributes to the betterment of our society.
The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, 1995:Penguin Books; Students As Teachers by M. L. Gregory, 1995: J. Weston Walch; a first grade reading book, samples of Read Aloud Hints (Button #1)
Students create a professional looking Read Aloud document using Microsoft Word or make a PowerPoint presentation about Read Aloud techniques.
The student Read Aloud document or PowerPoint presentation is used to evaluate the project.