RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Reading with expression in kindergarten
Tue Nov 29, 2011 22:49
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I have had the same experiences with expressive reading. It makes me wonder if the children who do not read with expression have had people who read to them at home, and, if they have, how well those adults read themselves. In my experience, the students who come from homes where I can tell that literacy is valued are the ones who read with the most expression. How about for you?

  • Re: MaryBeth Davenport/Randi Lanier - Ashley Montgomery, Fri Nov 25 12:20
    I like your idea of using poetry to increase reading fluency. It was a good idea to use short texts. I thought your intervention steps were well thought out. I like that you first modeled the poem... more
    • Reading with expression in kindergarten - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 22:49
    • question - MaryBeth, Sat Nov 26 10:08
      Ashley- I meant to ask you...Have you found anything in particular that has helped your Kindergartners with expression? Just curious.
      • ouch - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 11:25
        You all are put under way too much pressure. I wasn't even taught reading in kindergarten 50 years ago. I went to school half a day, still often fell asleep during nap time because I was so... more
        • one more thought - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:38
          If I recall correctly this summer when I did practicum in Mocksville I worked with a kindergarten student. She was below grade level but I recall I was concerned about how choppy etc. she was and I... more
        • fluency in kindergarten - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:32
          I wouldn't have thought they focused on fluency in kindergarten. I even questioned myself a little about it with my lowest students because one of them is only a level above the end of kindergarten.... more
          • Re: fluency in kindergarten - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 15:00
            I think we do push students too hard sometimes. I think about how many levels and abilities there are at each grade level. It makes it nearly impossible to reach every child. It seems like there has... more
    • re: Ashley Montgomery - MaryBeth, Sat Nov 26 10:04
      Thanks Ashley! Overall we did feel the interventions worked well, but it will be interesting to see what happens as Randi continues to use the interventions. The other elements of fluency seemed to... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011