While we tend to read quietly on our own, reading aloud in a classroom can have multiple benefits, including practicing inflection, making the passage more engaging, checking for comprehension, and more.
We communicate not only by the words we say, but also by the way in which we say them. Tone and inflection can affect the meaning of a word or phrase. Here are some exercises on using your voice in different ways.
For any student who can’t read very well or doesn’t like to read, I recommend comic books. This medium has advantages that picture books, chapter books, and novels don’t have. Comics can both provide motivation and aid in reading comprehension.
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