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How to encourage expression whilst reading

Discussion in 'English' started by rlleasl2, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. I am currently tutoring a 16 year old with English and Biology.
    This is the first time I have tutored anyone as I usually work with preschoolers!
    She is working at about an 11 year old standard for English, but lacks expression when reading. When reading, her expression is very monotone. During conversation, she is full of expression in her voice and body language.
    What methods can I use to encourage her to use expression when reading?
    I have modelled it, asked her comprehension questions (to see if she understands the mood of a chapter) and I have encouraged her to talk about feelings etc.
    Any ideas would be gratefully received!
  2. I must add, there are no special needs to take into account.
    She is a refugee from Burma and has had about two years of formal education hence why she is so behind.
  3. GloriaSunshine

    GloriaSunshine New commenter

    You could try audiobooks - obviously, one where the vocabulary is accessible and is a good reading. There are some that are awful to listen to, so you need to listen to a sample or choose carefully!

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