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Drama: Learn A Lesson from the Lion

For Teachers 1st
Reading is reading, whether it's for drama or English class. Boost reading fluency, accuracy, intonation, and comprehension while fostering creative acting skills. Kids read the provided tale of "The Lion and the Mouse" several times in...
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Raising Students Awareness of Intonation at Discourse Level

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students develop their listening strategies, by raising their awareness of intonation at discourse level, particularly pitch level.
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Expression Direction: Growing Independence and Fluency

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Looking to move children away from monotone reading? That's what they will practice here. In a guided learning lesson plan, the class reviews punctuation marks and practices what type of intonation should accompany each. They then listen...
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Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Learners practice their pronunciation of words. They also practice stressing certain words and when to stress words in speech.
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Chunked Text

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Three activities focus on reading chunked text with proper intonation, expression, and phrasing. Peers grouped by specific ability levels take turns reading a text. While one reads, the other tracks their work and marks results on...
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Connected Text

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
Eleven reading activities track scholars' level of fluency while reading connected text. Working collaboratively, pairs read a specific text while their partner gauges their accuracy, speed, intonation, phrasing, and expression. Progress...
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Readers' Theater

For Teachers K - 2nd
Readers' theater is a fun way to get kids reading with expression and improve their fluency! There is a full script here for The Three Bears with five characters to assign. Consider splitting kids into small groups so everyone can...
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Body Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The power of signs and signals. Viewers use various body parts to illustrate how gestures convey meaning and how the meaning of these gestures may differ among racial and cultural groups, between men and women, or have meaning to...
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Choral Reading

For Teachers K - 1st
Set up beginning readers into choral reading groups to aid with fluency. Although this is a simple concept, it is an effective one. Scholars each have a copy of the text and one begins reading as the rest of the group choral reads along....
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Speedy Alphabet Arc

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
Twenty activities make up a unit designed to boost scholars' fluency. Learning experiences work with participants on speed and accuracy while recognizing letters and sounds—including initial sounds—as well as reading words, phrases,...
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Tape-Assisted Reading

For Teachers K - 1st
This idea is very similar to many devices on the market that are intended to guide or assist youngsters in reading. At a learning center, the child listens to a story on headphones while he reads along with a visual text. The emphasis in...
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Chunking

For Teachers K - 2nd
Practice is a great way to build skills in reading with fluency and intonation. In leveled pairs, learners read a simple passage pausing as indicated by the marks on the page. They take turns reading the passage until they are both...
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Making a Case for Beginning Wigh Suprasegmental Features in Pronunciation

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students explore the ways in which voice quality and intonation can convey meaning.
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Reading (Fluency)

For Teachers 1st - 3rd Standards
Emerging readers practice reading fluency. First, they listen to the teacher and classmates model fluent reading, and then they practice fluent oral reading with a partner. To close the day, they participate in a Reader's Theatre based...
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Intonation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students recognize and adjust intonation discrepancies in unison playing. They develop an awareness of playing in tune within their section and play various exercises with their tuning slides set at various places. They adjust their...
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Pronunciation: Practicing Stress and Intonation

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students practice their pronunciation of their words and stressing certain words when speaking. They use sentences given to them by their teacher to practice.
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BBC Learning English -working abroad: listening

For Students 9th - Higher Ed
In this listening worksheet, students will complete a chart identifying which of 5 speakers communicated each of the 18 statements. The corresponding radio broadcast can be found...
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Express It!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Partners practice reading fluency by reciting these sentence strips to each other with proper expression and intonation. There are 14 sentences provided, each from familiar stories your learners will likely recall. Partner A chooses a...
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Reading Fluency

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Aid readers in achieving fluency! Hone in on appropriate pacing, accurate pronunciation, and varied intonation through modeling and ample practice. In one-minute bursts, individuals rehearse reading a passage aloud, recording where they...
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Pronunciation of Intonation Patterns

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students in ESOL classes practice communication skills using voice intonation patterns. Using various patterns, they practice sentences with rising and falling intonations. With partners, students read passages orally with emphasis...
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ESOL Competencies: Telephone Communication

For Teachers Higher Ed
Help, there's an emergency! Adult English language learners need to know how to express concern and call for help in an emergency. Provide them with this comprehensive list of vocabulary and lead them through the exercises given....
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Drama: The New Friends

For Teachers 2nd
Reader's Theater is a great way to build fluency, intonation, and dramatic flare. The class reads the theater piece, "The New Friends" paying attention to how they express emotion and feeling as they read. They discuss the use of plot,...
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Dragon Land

For Teachers 1st - 6th
Help writers recognize how word order affects meaning, discover new words, and confirm or check meaning writing. They will explore how punctuation helps a reader understand what is written and the connections between punctuation,...
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Interrogative Chants

For Students 6th - 8th
Knowing how to ask questions in a second language is so important! Practice intonation and tone with these three, separate interrogative chants. They're short and easy to memorize. The repetition will help learners develop confidence in...

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