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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 Witches by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Grade:3-4
Lesson from Cleverbean

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Witches

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 Witches by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: 3-4

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Witches

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading.

What you'll need

  • ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl
  • Copies of Chapter 7
  • Highlighters
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 pitch when reading.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Ask students to discuss what they think about when they hear the word ‘witch’.

  2. Ask students to make connections to various stories they have read about witches and to share their ideas to the following questions:
    a. What happens in these stories?
    b. What does the witch look like?
    c. How does the witch behave or act?
    d. Is a witch always a villain?

  3. Show students the front cover of ‘The Witches’. Ask students: Does this illustration match your visualisation of a witch? How do you think witches speak?

  4. Get students to talk with a partner in a witch voice and share some examples together.