In this lesson, the teacher will...lead class in a discussion about reading with fluency and expression. Discuss what it looks like, sounds like, feels like...List contributions on Smartboard for later reference.
Students will listen and watch selected stories from online sites. Discuss how actors read the story, their expression, voice changes, and fluency. How does this affect the mood of the story, is there anything they might have done differently as the reader? Add ideas to those already listed. After discussion, lead class in developing a rubric for fluency, and another for expression. Explain that this will be used when they assess their own reading.
Teacher and volunteer student will model the process for recording oral readings. Demonstrate how to provide positive and constructive feedback to a partner. Refer to procedure chart made earlier as avisual reminder of process.
In partners, students will film and record themselves reading text at their individual levels. In turn, they will discuss the fluency and expression shown by the reader. After a short practice, they will record again until they have met rubric goals.