Today's lesson: different types of reading. We would have included lip reading as well, but it's really hard with puppets.
|5th Grade||Language Arts|
|Elementary and Middle School||5th Grade|
Anyway, as you've probably guessed, reading for fluency doesn’t actually have anything
to do with being sick. [Guy sat on a doctors bed]
All it's referring to is the ability to read and understand a text quickly and accurately. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
And guess what? You just did with the words on the screen. It’s almost like you didn't
even need this video.
Kidding! Don’t turn off the video. We worked hard on it. [Girl typing really fast at a computer]
Okay, let’s examine a few ways to practice reading for fluency.
The most common type of reading aloud is “solo reading.” [Kids in class with their books]
Solo reading is when just one person reads a text aloud to the rest of the group. [Dino pointing at a blackboard]
Not quite as exciting as a guitar solo, but still pretty fun!
Just don't try to do it in an actual concert. [Guy stood behind microphone reading a book]
The next type of reading is “Duet Reading.”
Duet reading occurs when two people read the same text at the same time. It’s called
“duet”, because it’s kind of like when two instruments play the same note at the same time. [Two guys playing the violin together]
And, yeah, it is a tiny bit annoying. Oh, well. All for the sake of learning.
After duet reading comes “Choral Reading.”
Choral reading takes place when all the students read the same text together at the same time,
as if they had one voice.
Y’know, kind of like they were in a… choir. [Students in a choir on stage]
And hey, if you feel the need to sing while you're reading, don't let anything stop you.
Just let it all flow out.
Finally, we have “echo reading.” [Girl looks freaked out]
Echo reading is when one student reads a word or short text out loud… [Coop pointing at a blackboard]
… and then another student repeats that same text back to the original reader.
Just like an echo… echo… echo… echo... [People saying echo in a cave]
…Whoa, how’d we get in this cave?
And those are just a few – but by no means all – of the ways to practice “reading for fluency”.
No flu shots required. You’re welcome. [Girl sneezes]