Reading Out Loud Advice from our Reading Group

Our morning reading group has been practicing reading out loud to a partner.  Students have noticed that reading out loud is a skill that each of them can work on.  We’ve come up with some specific advice for being a great oral reader:

  • Take a breath/pause at the punctuation (. ! ?)
  • Use a loud enough voice to be heard
  • Read with a clear voice
  • Use good expression (no robot reading)
  • Read slowly so others can hear you clearly and understand what you are saying
  • You should kind of “act” when you are reading
  • When you get stuck, stop and reread/sound out/think about what you read
  • Change your voice when reading dialogue