Say it with Expression will help increase your students’ fluency through repeated reading. Additionally, this is a fun and motivating way to practice expression. It’s versatility allows it be used independently, with pairs, in small groups, or even whole group. This is perfect for a fluency center or early finisher work!
How it works is this: you choose what you want your students to practice reading fluently; it can be readers, poems, sentence strips, sight words, etc. Students will choose/be given an Expression Chart. A student will roll the dice. The number rolled will then be matched to the number on the Expression Chart. This decides which voice and expression the reading material is read with. Once completed, the process is repeated multiple times.
Using the Expression Chart requires students to use emphasized expression in their reading. Students will use their creativity to speak in a manner that they think the people or animals may speak like. Whether it be talking fast like a fox, slow like a turtle, loud like a lion, sweet like Goldilocks, or serious like a doctor, your students will enjoy fluently reading in the characters’ different voices and expressions.
16 Expression Charts
Common Core-Aligned Standards