Lesson Plan

Let's Read It With Expression!

Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
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Students will be able to read, understand, and identify the components of dramas.


Students will be able to fluently read grade level texts with various punctuation using sentence strips.


(2 minutes)
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  • Draw a period, question mark, and exclamation point on the board and ask students if they have a title for what those are (punctuation). Allow them to answer in their L1 if necessary.
  • Explain that these symbols tell us how to read a sentence. Tell students that today's lesson will be about how to read sentences with expression based on the end punctuation.