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ERIC Number: ED470700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Oral Communication in Reading.
Ediger, Marlow
Noting that oral communication skills need continuous refinement, this document outlines various methods of practicing these skills, such as literature circles in reading; a reader's theater; presentations of book reports; story telling; a poetry reading club; and choral reading. The document describes literature circles as small groups of readers who discuss a selection in a comfortable environment. It also explains that in a reader's theater, students read selections out loud as a dialogue, emphasizing expression. The document notes that in reading book reports aloud, students may realize the following: how fluently the book report was given; how the non-verbal affects the verbal presentation; how voice inflection can improve effectiveness of a presentation; how practice can make speaking easier in front of a group; and how to redo the oral book report with feedback from a video tape. In addition, the document explains that through story telling or a poetry reading club, students can explore creative ways of communicating. The final suggestion of the document, choral reading, provides students the opportunity to blend their voice with the others in the group. (Contains 10 references.) (PM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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