- Cassette tape recorder
Children should be encouraged to read aloud. They also like to listen while someone else reads to them. In order for oral reading to be a comfortable experience, it should be practiced before it is performed.
- Choose a short story or a part of a longer story that you would like to read aloud.
- Practice reading the paragraphs with the cassette tape recorder.
- Play back your reading and repeat recording until it sounds okay.
- This is particularly helpful if you have been asked to read in front of your class or to an audience.
- If you have had a chance to practice reading aloud, you will feel much more at ease when it is your turn to do it.
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From 365 Smart After-School Activities by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. Copyright © 2005 by Sheila Ellison & Judith Gray. All rights reserved. Used by arrangement with Sourcebooks, Inc.
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