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A fun reading lesson for grade 3 and 4 students that explores using expression and intonation when reading aloud. This lesson uses The Twits by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Grade:3-4
Lesson from Cleverbean

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Twits

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading.

A fun reading lesson for grade 3 and 4 students that explores using expression and intonation when reading aloud. This lesson uses The Twits by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: 3-4

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Twits

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading.

What you'll need

  • 'The Twits' Roald Dahl
Curriculum

Grade 3 - ACELY1792

Grade 4 - ACELY1688

Success criteria

  • I can use expression when I read.
  • I can change my expression to match a character.
  • I can change my expression to show emotions.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Read Chapter Five, ‘The Glass Eye’ from ‘The Twits’, with no expression in a monotone voice

  2. After reading the chapter, ask students:
    a. Did you enjoy the chapter?
    b. What could I do to make my reading more exciting?

  3. Write the words expression and intonation on the board and ask students what they know about these two words.

  4. Explain to students that expression and intonation refers to the way you change the tone of your voice when reading particular words or sentences. Tell students that using intonation and expression to reflect different characters, emotions and attitudes, makes it more enjoyable for your audience.