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A fun reading lesson for grade 3 and 4 students that explores using expression, pitch and accents when reading aloud. This lesson uses a poem about The Witches by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Grade:3-4
Lesson from Cleverbean

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Witches Poem

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading poetry.

A fun reading lesson for grade 3 and 4 students that explores using expression, pitch and accents when reading aloud. This lesson uses a poem about The Witches by Roald Dahl.
FluencyEndurance
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: 3-4

Using Expression With Roald Dahl Characters - The Witches Poem

Learning Intention: Use expression and intonation when reading poetry.

What you'll need

  • ‘Songs and Verse’ by Roald Dahl
  • Copies of poem ‘Down Vith Children’
  • Write and wipe pocket sleeves
  • Dry erase markers
Curriculum

Grade 3 - ACELY1792

Grade 4 - ACELY1688

Success criteria

  • I can use expression when I read.
  • I can use gestures and facial expressions when reading poetry.
  • I can change my pronunciation to show accents.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Review the first two lessons on ‘The Twits’ and ‘The Witches’.

  2. Question students:
    a. What have we learnt about expression?
    b. What have we learnt about pitch?
    c. What was the same or different about the characters from ‘The Twits’ and ‘Witches’?

  3. Ask for volunteers to show their characterisation of Mr or Mrs Twit or the Grand High Witch.