6th Grade - 6th Grade Reading Aloud

 
     
 
     
 
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Speaking and Listening
6th grade reading aloud
Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and accurately and with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression.
Reading aloud fluently, accurately, and expressively
 

Sample Problems

(1)

What are some of your favorite stories that were read to you by your teachers and parents? What did you like about the stories? What did you like about how they were read to you?

(2)

What would you say makes you understand and enjoy something read aloud to you?

(3)

Are there different ways to read aloud different kinds of writing (for example, a funny story vs. a textbook?)? What is different? What is the same?

(4)

What kind of an oral reader would you say you are? Do you enjoy reading aloud?

(5)

What are the strengths and weaknesses of your oral reading?

Learning Tips

(1)

Parent reads a section of text haltingly, mispronouncing words. Ask child to make corrections.

(2)

Parent reads a section of text with inappropriate expression (a humorous paragraph in an overly serious tone.) Ask for corrections.

(3)

Parent reads a section of text too fast. Ask for student corrections.

(4)

Child lists at least three requirements for good oral reading: fluency, accuracy, pacing, intonation, expression (or versions of these skills.)

(5)

Give your child a sample text with a clear tone and some challenging words. Ask what he or she would need in order to read it aloud well (know all vocab words, understand tone.) Then read aloud to each other and critique each other’s readings for fluency, accuracy, pacing, and expression. Have several texts available to try.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Print and read aloud “Ozma of Oz” on the Jim Trelease website. Look up any unknown words and practice until you feel you are reading it fluently and with the correct pacing and expression. Try reading it to your parents or your brothers/sisters and see what they think!

(2)

Write a scary story to read aloud by flashlight.

(3)

Write a funny story to tell your friends.

(4)

Write a sad story to tell your best friend.

(5)

Read some of your stories to your family instead of watching TV.

(6)

Record yourself and a friend reading stories aloud. Do you sound the way you thought?

 

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