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Bringing a text to life

Today, we explored how reading aloud with prosody brings the text to life and helps us to develop an understanding of what we are reading.  We looked at how emphasising a different word in the same sentence can change its whole meaning.

In groups of four we read a page of our class book, Varjak Paw, taking on the role of either a character or the narrator. We enjoyed using different voices, adjusting our pitch and timing and emphasising certain words or phrases to really bring the story alive and convey meaning.