ELA 5: Different Types of Reading

Today's lesson: different types of reading. We would have included lip reading as well, but it's really hard with puppets.

5th GradeLanguage Arts
Elementary and Middle School5th Grade
LanguageEnglish Language

Transcript

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Anyway, as you've probably guessed, reading for fluency doesn’t actually have anything

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to do with being sick. [Guy sat on a doctors bed]

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All it's referring to is the ability to read and understand a text quickly and accurately. [Coop pointing at a blackboard]

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And guess what? You just did with the words on the screen. It’s almost like you didn't

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even need this video.

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Kidding! Don’t turn off the video. We worked hard on it. [Girl typing really fast at a computer]

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Okay, let’s examine a few ways to practice reading for fluency.

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The most common type of reading aloud is “solo reading.” [Kids in class with their books]

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Solo reading is when just one person reads a text aloud to the rest of the group. [Dino pointing at a blackboard]

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Not quite as exciting as a guitar solo, but still pretty fun!

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Just don't try to do it in an actual concert. [Guy stood behind microphone reading a book]

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The next type of reading is “Duet Reading.”

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Duet reading occurs when two people read the same text at the same time. It’s called

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“duet”, because it’s kind of like when two instruments play the same note at the same time. [Two guys playing the violin together]

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And, yeah, it is a tiny bit annoying. Oh, well. All for the sake of learning.

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After duet reading comes “Choral Reading.”

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Choral reading takes place when all the students read the same text together at the same time,

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as if they had one voice.

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Y’know, kind of like they were in a… choir. [Students in a choir on stage]

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And hey, if you feel the need to sing while you're reading, don't let anything stop you.

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Just let it all flow out.

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Finally, we have “echo reading.” [Girl looks freaked out]

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Echo reading is when one student reads a word or short text out loud… [Coop pointing at a blackboard]

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… and then another student repeats that same text back to the original reader.

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Just like an echo… echo… echo… echo... [People saying echo in a cave]

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…Whoa, how’d we get in this cave?

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And those are just a few – but by no means all – of the ways to practice “reading for fluency”.

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No flu shots required. You’re welcome. [Girl sneezes]