Activity: Choral Reading

Guiding Oral Reading

The site below describes how to talk about phrasing to students and shows a passage marked to indicate phrasing in the oral reading of one passage.
http://www.corwin.com/upm-data/18979_McEwan_Fluency_4_8_Pgs_74_75.pdf?WT.svl=webdesc

Different Methods of Oral Reading Instruction

  1. This site tells how to prepare students for choral reading and also describes different kinds of choral reading.
    https://www.aea267.k12.ia.us/english-language-arts/reading/fluency/choral-reading/
  2. This children’s hospital site describes to parents how to whisper read to their child; the suggestions can apply to the classroom.
    http://www.cheri.com.au/documents/Whisperreading.pdf
  3. This site describes the benefits of echo reading for different grade levels.
    http://www.jewishlearningmatters.com/AC1-Echo-Reading-Strategy-538.aspx
  4. This American Library Association web site describes partner reading at work.
    http://www.ala.org/offices/resources/partnerreading
  5. This site provides multicultural poems for choral reading and for echo reading.
    http://www.slideshare.net/MaryAnnReilly/poems-for-shared-choral-paired-and-echo-reading

Evaluating Oral Reading

  1. A Utah web site shows reading rates and accuracy recommended for different grade levels.
    https://educationclearinghouse.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/fluency-standards-by-grade.pdf
  2. This web site’s rubric for evaluating oral reading can be used for several grade levels.
    http://zunal.com/evaluation.php?w=180011
  3. This rubric evaluates students’ oral reading on expression and volume, phrasing, smoothness, and pace.
    http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/worksheets/Oral%20Reading%20Rubric.pdf