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They must read smoothly, while deciphering each word, comprehend what they are reading, and look ahead to know what emotion to put into their voice while reading.
Many children simply focus on sounding out the words and comprehending what they are reading while leaving inflection or expression out.
Students will benefit in many ways!
...from recognizing letters and sounding out words.
...gaining the ability to recognize words and speak in sentences.
It is more interesting to hear an exciting story than a list of words.
Read Naturally uses research proven methods to improve students reading proficiency.
.8 = Kindergarten 8th month
1.2 = 1st grade, 2nd month
2.4 = 2nd grade, 4thmonth
A comma means to pause while reading. Use a short easy sentence to illustrate and have the child practice. For example: “Sam, come here.”
A period means to come to a full stop. When students have trouble with this, have them stop and take a breath at each period. Many students will read through the period until they run out of air, and then stop for a breath. Instead teach them to stop at the period and then continue on.
A question mark means the speaker is asking something, so read it in a questioning voice. Have them practice this by asking a question and listening to what their voice does. Usually you will have your voice go up at the end of the question, indicating that you are asking something: “Mom, can I have a cookie please?” Then have them practice reading simple questions. Remind students that they are asking a question and to use a questioning voice when they forget.
An exclamation mark means that you should use a surprised or excited voice. Have the child practice this voice by saying something exciting: “We are going to the beach!” Then have them read a simple sentence for practice, reminding them to sound excited or surprised.