Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Choral Reading


1. unison
• everyone reads the poem together
2. two part arrangement
• one group speaks alternately with another
• one child reads specific lines, rest join in on other lines
3. soloist and chorus
4. alternate lines
• one pair of children reads lines, then next pair reads next lines etc.
5. echo reading
• one person (or teacher) reads a line and the group echoes back
6. one word at a time
• each child in turn reads one word of the selection
7. closure
• one person reads the poetry line while others chime in on the last word
8. increasing/decreasing volume
9. increasing/decreasing tempo
10. effects
• accompany choral reading with sound effects, music, movement, gesture, clapping rhythms
11. divide into groups
• each group comes up with its own interpretation of the poem
• each group could also rearrange the order of the lines of the poem
12. reader's theatre
• read as part of reader's theatre with one character or a group chiming in verse at intervals
• read poem as different characters or voices: elderly/ a baby/ a child, an optimist/ a pessimist , Little Red Riding Hood/ wolf etc.
13. combine selections
• combine 2 poems (or songs) with one group reading a line or lines from one poem and the other group alternating with the second poem, e.g. In Flanders Field and Imagine (Lennon)
14. round
• read in a round with each group starting and ending at different times

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be great to watch A Chorus Line,i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

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