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At the end of this residency the measureable outcomes will include for each child to have the ability to read orally a variety of different pieces of children’s literature with a new confidence. They now will be able to stand in front of their classmates without any hesitation and orally express themselves in a new way. In reading orally they will also be able to use different levels of their voices to show feelings about what they are orally reading. Another useful new talent will be in showing different levels of facial expressions as they read. Please keep in mind that oral expression training usually does not take place until high school in speech classes. For second grade students to now have a chance to be introduced to oral reading training is unique and special.By the end of this two week residency children will be able to read at least two pieces of children’s literature orally with a variety of voice expressions. They will show different types of body expression to show feeling about what they will be reading. Also, in orally reading in small groups they will be working as a team to bring a piece alive. Thus this project will give each child a chance to draw upon two or three different ways to express themselves orally. In the final program they will draw upon two of these methods.
In this session of Readers Theater at Talahi the 85 children were able to participate on a daily basis in practiced readings. A number of them really became involved in their characters. It was truly wonderful to see them gain confidence in their readings as they used many different voice inflections. For the students who have been often shy they now had a chance to express themselves with vigor. The smiles that a number of them had on their faces were something to behold as they got into their characters. This was a new learning experience for many of them.
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