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Reading Aloud Skills

.Reading Aloud • A read aloud is a planned oral reading of a book or print excerpt. • Reading aloud can be a good activity in classroom in order to develop interest towards reading among students. Reading aloud involves children in reading for enjoyment and adult as model for fluent reading.

In reading aloud session. adjectives and adverbs. They contain little information in sentence and need not to be stressed. • teacher should be able to read with correct word stress. conjunctions. pronouns and prepositions perform function in sentence. . stress word considered Content Word such as nouns. verbs.Stress Stress : the relative emphasis that may be given to certain syllables in word or certain words in phrases. Basically. • Function Word such as determiner.

• Before reading aloud. . It will help them to read the passage with correct word stressed. After that. Example: Peter ran to the store to buy bread and milk for breakfast. teacher can prepare a passage with all the stressed syllable been underlined. ask students to read aloud by themselves. Teacher can read first to demonstrate correct pronunciation.

Intonation Intonation: Variation of pitch while speaking. vocal expression to clarify the meaning of the text. cuckoo. meow) . shhh. • Reading with intonation can make the process more lively. • Speak loudly or silently or whisper when you need to. Use a non-monotonous. In reading aloud. • Teacher must speak with an appropriate volume for the children to hear. make onomatopoeic sounds ( eg: bang.

teacher can use different tone for different character. . This can help students to see the variation of intonation during reading.• When using story during reading aloud session.

Rhythm produced by combination of stressed and unstressed syllable. .Rhythm Rhythm: A strong. regular. • reading should follow the correct beat. Teacher can ask students to clap the hands at the steady beat. In reading aloud session. Beats occurs at every stressed syllable. Make sure they keep the rhythm by clapping or tapping while reading the text. repeated pattern of movement or sound.

• Teacher can use poems or songs to make it easier for students to recognize the rhythm. da DUM da da DUM da da DUM He awoke in the night. Example: There was an old man from Peru. da DUM da da DUM da da DUM who dreamed he was eating his shoe. . da DUM da da DUM da da DUM. da DUM da da DUM with a terrible fright. *the DUM sounds is the beat of the poem that will produce rhythm to the poem. da da DUM da da DUM and found out that it was quite true.

Selecting. Adapting and Producing Activities and Materials for Developing Reading Aloud and Reading Comprehension Skills .

Readability Simple sentence structure.Definition: the quality of written language that makes it easy to read. Not too long. use suitable fonts and spacing between lines. Relevant content in the text. (not confusing to avoid misleading expectation) Reading text should be at the right level of linguistic difficulty of students. Suit the interest of the reader. .