Reading with the proper expression is deeply tied to reading comprehension. If students cannot read with expression, they are not likely to truly understand the text.
Expression is far more complex than you might think and requires several skills. Expressive readers can modulate their intonation, chunk words (text phrasing), and change their reading rate when appropriate. There’s a lot more to it than we sometimes realize.
Fortunately, there are many things teachers can do to help students read with expression.
Watch this mini-PD for some effective and engaging strategies that you can use with your students today!
You can grab all of the lesson plans and student materials that were demonstrated in the video below.