Good oral readers are able to make material meaningful for their listeners. Here are some things that you can try that should help your daughter read with more expression:
- Explain to your daughter that oral reading is just like talking, so it needs to be done with expression for
- Have her read material silently before attempting to read it orally.
- Select books for practicing oral reading that are easy for your child to read so she will have no problem figuring out any of the words and can concentrate on her reading.
- Have your child read material with lots of conversational passages as they help children develop the
- Read sentences out loud to model good expression. Then have her read the same sentences.
- Have your daughter read aloud with you to get an idea of how good oral readers read in phrases.
- Tape your daughter reading and let her listen to herself. Then reread a section so that she can hear what she needs to do with her voice as she reads.
- Ask her teacher for additional pointers on how to help your child.