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This
is your
job.
You set the
pace, the
flow, and
select the
pieces.
In Class Tips:
Best Practices
Make eye
contact.
Use silence.
Give “lookfor” tasks.
"Watch for how
so-and-so does…"
"How many different
ways do we see…"
"Watch for how
so-and-so does…"
"Count the
verbs/adjectives/
people/mistakes…"
“The key word is ____.
How is that connected
to this verse?"
"As we read this verse, think
about how important it is to
an understanding of the
doctrine of _______."
Post the reading
citations AND the
page numbers.
Have these on hand
for people who
never bring them
forgot theirs.
Give ‘em an appetizer
This is a round robin.
They belong in trees,
not class.
Or you
get this.
In Class Tips:
Embrace the
Brain
Class, meet
Neuroscience.
Neuroscience,
meet the Class.
Read no more
than 3 verses in
a row without
discussion.
Fewer if
they’re long.
Or you
get this.
Follow the 3-2-1 Rule
3 verses
2 questions
1 connection to topic
or prior learning
The goal is to create

micro-lessons.
“listen-for”
Give
me the
back
story.
How has it been
used at Conference?
Share a
different
perspective.
Bring out the emotion.
It’s okay to
bring a little
humor in. You
can laugh
gently and still
be reverent.
Encourage Memorizing
In Class Tips:
Strategies
emotion
experience
connection
Have you considered actually USING
the footnotes and maps?
There is a role for
silent reading.
Music invites the Spirit.
scripture chains
These are from the Redheaded
Hostess – funny name for a great
scripture study source!
THINK
PAIR
SHARE
Build bridges
over skipped
verses.
Listen to the commentaries.
Improving Oral
Reading Skills
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto
you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you.
Peace I leave with you,
my peace I give unto
you: not as the world
giveth, give I unto you.
Tab your
pronunciatio
n guide and
look up
words ahead
of time. Give
readers a
heads-up.
Young or
Struggling
Readers
Use a cereal
box to make
a bookmark
with a box
cut out for
reading.
Assign
reading
ahead of
time.
Give
scavenger
hunt tasks.
Bounce to teacher
every other verse.
Use a rebus or other pictures.

Lds.org; he Friend, 1995.
Use fun
marking
tools.
Because who
doesn’t love
office supplies?
Chart progress.
And then
celebrate,
don’t reward.
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures
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The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures

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This slidedeck accompanies a teaching training session on improving oral reading of the scriptures in gospel classrooms and in the home. The handout is available at http://bit.ly/scripturesoutloud. More information and resources are found at ldsteach.org.

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The Scriptures Out Loud: Optimizing Oral Reading of the Scriptures

  1. 1. This is your job.
  2. 2. You set the pace, the flow, and select the pieces.
  3. 3. In Class Tips: Best Practices
  4. 4. Make eye contact.
  5. 5. Use silence.
  6. 6. Give “lookfor” tasks.
  7. 7. "Watch for how so-and-so does…"
  8. 8. "How many different ways do we see…"
  9. 9. "Watch for how so-and-so does…"
  10. 10. "Count the verbs/adjectives/ people/mistakes…"
  11. 11. “The key word is ____. How is that connected to this verse?"
  12. 12. "As we read this verse, think about how important it is to an understanding of the doctrine of _______."
  13. 13. Post the reading citations AND the page numbers.
  14. 14. Have these on hand for people who never bring them forgot theirs.
  15. 15. Give ‘em an appetizer
  16. 16. This is a round robin.
  17. 17. They belong in trees, not class.
  18. 18. Or you get this.
  19. 19. In Class Tips: Embrace the Brain
  20. 20. Class, meet Neuroscience. Neuroscience, meet the Class.
  21. 21. Read no more than 3 verses in a row without discussion.
  22. 22. Fewer if they’re long.
  23. 23. Or you get this.
  24. 24. Follow the 3-2-1 Rule 3 verses 2 questions 1 connection to topic or prior learning
  25. 25. The goal is to create micro-lessons.
  26. 26. “listen-for”
  27. 27. Give me the back story.
  28. 28. How has it been used at Conference?
  29. 29. Share a different perspective.
  30. 30. Bring out the emotion.
  31. 31. It’s okay to bring a little humor in. You can laugh gently and still be reverent.
  32. 32. Encourage Memorizing
  33. 33. In Class Tips: Strategies
  34. 34. emotion experience connection
  35. 35. Have you considered actually USING the footnotes and maps?
  36. 36. There is a role for silent reading.
  37. 37. Music invites the Spirit.
  38. 38. scripture chains
  39. 39. These are from the Redheaded Hostess – funny name for a great scripture study source!
  40. 40. THINK PAIR SHARE
  41. 41. Build bridges over skipped verses.
  42. 42. Listen to the commentaries.
  43. 43. Improving Oral Reading Skills
  44. 44. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
  45. 45. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
  46. 46. Tab your pronunciatio n guide and look up words ahead of time. Give readers a heads-up.
  47. 47. Young or Struggling Readers
  48. 48. Use a cereal box to make a bookmark with a box cut out for reading.
  49. 49. Assign reading ahead of time.
  50. 50. Give scavenger hunt tasks.
  51. 51. Bounce to teacher every other verse.
  52. 52. Use a rebus or other pictures. Lds.org; he Friend, 1995.
  53. 53. Use fun marking tools.
  54. 54. Because who doesn’t love office supplies?
  55. 55. Chart progress.
  56. 56. And then celebrate, don’t reward.

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