Students Hearing Themselves

Students Hearing ThemselvesReading 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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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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