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How do you read dialogue fluently?. For example:. “Class,” said Mrs. Cordell, “we have a new student joining us today. Please say hello to Free.”. In this lesson you will learn how to fluently read dialogue in context by recognizing who is speaking.

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How do you read dialogue fluently?

For example:

“Class,” said Mrs. Cordell, “we have a new student joining us today. Please say hello to Free.”


In this lesson you will learn how to fluently read dialogue in context by recognizing who is speaking.


When a reader reads fluently, he doesn’t read too fast or too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.


A Common Mistake too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

Not knowing enough about the character to match your voice, especially in the beginning of a story


Core Lesson too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

Her mom said her being super smart was a family secret. “So you can’t tell anyone,” said her mom.


Core Lesson too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

1

Notice who is speaking.

Think about what you know about that character.

2

Match your voice to the character, using what you know about him or her.

3


Core Lesson too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

“Class,” said Mrs. Cordell, “we have a new student joining us today. Please say hello to Free.”

  • Adult

  • Teacher

  • In charge


Core Lesson too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

1

Notice who is speaking.

2

Think about what you know about the character.

Match your voice to the character, using what you know about him or her.

3


Core Lesson too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

In this lesson, you have learned how to fluently read dialogue in context by recognizing who is speaking.


Let’s try another example! too slow, he reads the words correctly, and he makes his voice sound smooth and expressive.

When the lunch bell rang, even though he didn’t deserve it, Dyamonde invited Free to sit with her. She knew how lonely it felt to be the new kid in school. But instead of being grateful, he mumbled, “Leave me alone.”

  • New kid

  • mean


Find a passage in a book you’re reading where two characters are having a conversation.

With a friend, practice reading aloud as each character, changing your voice depending on the character you’re reading.


Read the passage aloud, changing your voice for the character who is speaking:

Dyamonde sucked her teeth. Too rude! thought Dyamonde. Aloud, she said, “Suit yourself,” and went on to the lunchroom without him.


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