RE 5040 Fall 2011
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response to lori
Sat Dec 10, 2011 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 child that I think of who just naturally talks with lots of feeling and expression and thus he reads the same way. I have some students who are very quiet and shy and I see this in their reading as well. So it is hard to say for sure. I think maybe in their mind the way they read it the story may have more expression maybe it just doesn't come out verbally if that makes sense. I just want them to understand what it is and how it effects the meaning of the text.
I try very hard to expose the students to text that will benefit them but not frustrated them and that was the goal of the leveled poems. We also wanted students to become fluent at their reading level. We were trying to meet them and help them where they are.

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    • response to lori - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:18
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RE 5040 Fall 2011