Students Hearing Themselves
Reading with expression can be difficult for many students, because they have trouble evaluating their own performance.When reading, many students put so much energy into decoding and deciphering the meaning of the text that expression falls by the way side.
Reading with expression means that a student uses their voice as an instrument to make the text sound lively and interesting, using intonation to avoid sounding robotic.For some students, using expression is a natural step for them, but others can benefit from more explicit directions
Using the Audacity voice recording computer software allows you to record a child reading a book, then when he or her finishes, they are able to listen to their own vocal rendition of the book.This allows them to evaluate the quality of their reading expression with their complete focus.
After listening to themselves, they can then rate their level of expression on a gradient scale.Then when they repeat this exercise, they precisely what they need to do to be successful at the task.
A few students who currently use expression well were selected to be recorded as models, so that other students would be able to listen to an example of a peer doing the right thing.We believe that students have much to learn from one another, so we must give them opportunities to help guide one another.
Finally, their recording are saved and the dates noted, so that over time student improvement can be observed by listening to their various recordings sequentially.
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