RE 5040 Fall 2011
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MaryBeth
expression and personality
Thu Dec 1, 2011 20:42
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I'm glad you saw some similarities in your project! The way you described your students having trouble reading with expression during echo reading is the exact thing that happened with us. Even when we read with exaggerated expression, sometimes the student echoed back with almost no expression. Hopefully continuing to model and work on expression will help these students. I mentioned in an earlier discussion that sometimes I think that a student's personality plays a part in their expression. If a student is the type to talk without a whole lot of expression, then I doubt they are going to show it much in their reading.

  • Response to MaryBeth and Randi - atkinssh, Wed Nov 30 00:10
    Great job, Ladies, on your project. It was well organized and I like the tools you used to measure your data. Carla and I also completed our project on reading fluency and I found it interesting that ... more
    • expression and personality - MaryBeth, Thu Dec 1 20:42
      • Reply to expression and personality - atkinssh, Thu Dec 1 20:48
        I think you're totally right about each student's personality. One of the fifth grade participants in our study really stands out in my mind after reading your response. He is a very animated and... more
        • fluency is teachable - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 10:41
          Your discussion here is first rate. You're distinguishing between general instructional principles (what works) and individual differences (what works for whom how). Your kids without expression... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011