Reading a character aloud
Kind of Activity:
to experience the richness of a character's voice by reading aloud
Reading aloud for an audience requires voice expression and pacing so that the audience can understand and appreciate what is being said. It also provides an opportunity to learn how an author creates a character's "voice." Choose several paragraphs from the readings and ask students, in turn, to read aloud several lines at a time. Encourage the students to consider how easy it is to understand and appreciate the text based on the expression, tone of voice, speed, and other attributes of the reading. Have different...
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