This reading lesson is completely dedicated to FLUENCY and improving our reading so that we become fluent readers. This means that we:
- read at the right speed (not too fast but not too slowly so we maintain engagement),
- read and take into account the necessary punctuation (stopping at full stops, raising our voice at question marks),
- blend words correctly (so there are no robot readers) and
- speak with expression to match the atmosphere of the writing (is the character scared, excited..?)
Today's task is your second opportunity to read a playscript and practise reading as effectively and FLUENTLY as possible. You need to keep the listener engaged and interested. Today, read your favourite scene or even all of the STORY OF BAUCIS AND PHILOMEN.
REMEMBER reading a playscript is very different to a story as there are lots of stage directions and cast prompts that DO NOT NEED READING OUT when the play is performed.
You could record yourself, listen back and think if you could improve.
If you have someone at home to read with, you could play some of our fluency games (see pictures/instructions below).
IF YOU FEEL CONFIDENT TO, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR SOME OF YOUR FLUENCY ACTIVITIES. TRY RECORDING YOURSELF AND SENDING THROUGH ON DOJO PORTFOLIOS.