Phrasing in the house over the river over the top the new car
Phrasing or “chunking”
Read groups of words together before pausing
Pause at periods
Pause at commas
Using finger to swoop under groups of words
Phrasing Example Mrs. Gorf had a long tongue/ and pointed ears./ She was the meanest teacher/ in Wayside School./ She taught the class/ on the 30th floor. / “ If you children are bad,”/ she warned, / “ or if you answer a problem wrong,/“I’ll wiggle my ears,/ stick out my tongue/ and turn you into apples!”/ Mrs. Gorf didn’t like children,/ but she loved apples./ 60
Punctuation ! … - ? . ! ? … . -
Comma (,) – pause
Period (.) – come to a full stop (maybe take a breath)
Question Mark (?) – usually your voice goes up at the end of a question
Exclamation Mark(!) – use an excited or surprised voice
Ellipsis (…) – pause
Dash (-) – to interrupt or come to a quick stop
Quotation Marks (“”) – do nothing
Punctuation Practice ABC . DEFG ? H ! IJKL . MNO ! P ? QRST , UVW . X ? YZ . Yes ? Yes ! Yes . I want to go with her to the store . I want to go with her to the store ! I want to go , with her , to the store ?
Mrs. Wishy-Washy “Oh , lovely mud , ” said the cow , and she jumped in it . “Oh , lovely mud , ” said the pig , and he rolled slowly all over in it . “Oh , lovely mud , ” said the duck, and she paddled quickly in it . Along came Mrs. Wishy-Washy . She screamed , “Just LOOK at you ! In the tub you go . ” In went the dirty cow , wishy - washy , wishy-washy . In went the muddy pig , wishy-washy , wishy-washy . In went the smelly duck , wishy-washy , wishy- washy . “That’s better , ” said Mrs. Wishy-Washy and she went into the house . Away went the sparkling clean cow . Away went the squeaky clean pig . Away went the fresh smelling duck .
Read with feeling-read “size words BIG or small by making your voice big or smaller
Read emotion words with emotion-sound happy, sad, excited, angry
Read question marks like a question
Mike ran across the playground, bouncing a big red ball. He felt great . They had fifteen minutes to play wall-ball before school started. Nate and Sam were bent over, looking at something. “Watch out! ” Matt yelled. “ Here comes Mike .” Sam turned his back and put something into his coat pocket. “What’s in you pocket, Sam ? ” Mike asked. “ Nothing ”, Sam said. “ Come on ,” Mike said. “You can tell me .” Sam shook his head. “ No way . You can’t keep a secret.” “I won’t tell”, Mike said. 89 Nate laughed . “Yes, you will . You won’t mean to. But you’ll tell ” 103 Mike STAMPED over to the wall-ball court. He was mad , even though
Read like you talk!
Chunk words in a sentence—do NOT be a robot reader!
Pay attention to punctuation!
Use good expression so the reader can HEAR the meaning of the words!