RE 5040 Fall 2011
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MaryBeth
expression
Tue Nov 22, 2011 20:46
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Thanks for your response. I would hope that expression would improve with improved practice. That is one thing we were hoping to see as Randi plans on continuing to use the same intervention for awhile. Fluency was a very hard thing for us to teach. It seemed like we would model a poem with very exaggerated expression. Then remind the students to read the poem that way...then the student would begin to read with the same old monotone voice. One thing that we wondered is what factor does personality play in reading with expression? Some of the students who had more difficulty incorporating expression, also seemed to converse with others in a monotone voice with little expression.

  • response to Marybeth/Randi - Lori Vestal, Mon Nov 21 17:45
    Nice presentation. I agree that the more data you can collect to support instruction, the better we are able to guide instruction. I have also seen my students with either one or the other,... more
    • response to lori - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:18
      I do think that continued practice will help the students with expression. I also see it in personality too though which seems weird. I think naturally some students are just more expressive. I had a ... more
    • expression - MaryBeth, Tue Nov 22 20:46
    • response to Lori - burchamal, Mon Nov 21 17:55
      I wonder that same thing. Prosody seems to be something that comes very slowly and only comes after repeated readings and constant practice. I would like to know if prosody would improve with fluency ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011