RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Amanda Solesbee
Fluency and Poetry
Wed Dec 7, 2011 23:50
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Awesome! My students do love the coffee house idea! It is an ASU original :-) I agree with you with the echo reading, my students don't like it at all because they are older. I think with poetry they wouldn't mind as poetry is hard for some students anyways- especially if they don't see the rhyme or doesn't understand how to read poems fluenty. My students love reading with expression, but like you said, there are some that it is just impossible to get them to read with expression. It is not that they are shy, they just don't have it in them to read with expression. Sometimes they think they are reading with expression, and so I record them and let them hear themselves and they end up laughing and say "oh gosh, that sounds nothing like what I hear myself reading in my head!" Too funny, but a good way for them to self-check their reading and expression.

  • re: fluency and poetry - MaryBeth, Thu Nov 24 14:27
    Thanks Amanda! I LOVE the coffee house idea! What a great suggestion! That would be so much fun to incorporate and would be a twist on readers theater which has been shown to increase fluency. I... more
    • Fluency and Poetry - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:50
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RE 5040 Fall 2011