Good readers pay attention to their intonation when reading. Intonation is the type of tone we use when speaking or reading. An example of this is when reading a question, the pitch, or tone, of your voice rises. This lesson focuses on reading several sentences and placing our emphasis on certain words to see if it changes the meaning of each sentence. Intonation is important because how we read a sentence could change its meaning. If we would happen to read a sentence incorrectly, we may misunderstand something. Misunderstanding always leads to poor comprehension. It is important to know it isn’t always just what you say, but how you say it.