The ability to read text orally using appropriate phrasing, intonation, and attention to punctuation is termed prosody. The table below lists reading behaviors for students who read fluently and with expression compared to those who do not.
|Expressive Readers||Nonexpressive Readers|
|Variations in pitch (intonation)||
|Duration (how long word is pronounced)||
|Chunk words into appropriate phrases||
Source: Based on information from Cowie et al., (2000) and Dowhower (1991).
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