Recitation: Choral Reading

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Recitation \ Reading Aloud
Dr. Catherine W. Cordeiro Aims : When you have finished \ completed the reading you should be able to: See the difference between singing and recitation Features of recitation Types of recitation Planning the recitation Pre – task:
1. Is singing the same as reading aloud?
2. Do you think reading aloud is important?
3. Do you need listeners for this activity?
4. Does reading aloud mean “being able to just recognize and read the words on the page?
5. Look up the meaning of the words ‘singing’ and ‘recitation’ in a dictionary. Features of Reading aloud \ recitation :
Being able to read
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Choral reading is a delightful way to help children interpret and share prose and poetry. Before the class actually starts reading a selection together, they must think about its meaning and how they can use their voice as an artist’s tool. They must think about the rhythm and sound of each line or sentence….noting which words they need to stress and where pauses most naturally fall. This type of reading helps the class to enunciate clearly and to vary the volume, tempo, and quality of their voices for special effects. Choral reading is rewarding in many ways. Not only is it a creative and enjoyable activity, but it helps them learn to plan and work together. Students who are shy tend to lose thir\ir shyness and speak out in the safety of the group. They learn the importance of co-operation as they take turns to blend their voices in group response. Types of Choral Reading : 1. Refrain
2. Line-a-child
3. Antiponal
4. Unison Refrain :
This type of reading is natural for a poem that contains a refrain. Usually the whole group says the refrain and one person speaks the other lines or the group can speak the lines, and one or two people the refrain. Line–a–child :
In this type of reading, a number of lines are read in solo manner, each by a different child. Chosen parts of the poem are spoken by the group in unison. Each child having a solo part must watch his cue,

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