I was working with a summer theater workshop and used tongue twisters to help the actors practice enunciation and projection. It occurred to me that the same exercises would help students read orally with accuracy, appropriate rate and expression – a Common Core Standard.
To help students practice their accuracy, fluency, and expression, model reading one of the tongue twisters, slowly at first to practice accuracy. Next, have students read in unison after you. Then, distribute the sheets to have students practice in duos and triads. Students could “perform” their chosen tongue twister or lead the class with call and response.
I hope you enjoy this with your students.