Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Read Aloud to Revise

Kara M. said, "When you go through your essay, you see it like you think it's supposed to be. When you read it aloud, you find the mistakes." Her experience with reading her letter aloud today showed why students learned this writing tool.

As explained in the Reading Workshop Notes:

Reading Aloud to Revise

To revise your content, read an essay aloud. Have the listener alert you at any time when your writing does not make sense, or they have a question. Highlight that part, and after you are finished, go back and rewrite. Then read aloud again to a different person. Repeat the process until your essay is easy to understand and interesting to read.

For this to work, the listener must be actively involved, and not afraid to speak up whenever the essay does not make sense, or has grammatical errors. He must also listen for pauses, and be sure appropriate punctuation is included.

3 comments:

heather p. said...

I think that reading out loud is a good strategie to learning. I think that it really does help you to see your own mistakes and the other persons too. I think it will help a lot people to understand what they are writing better.

Brianna H. said...

I think reading aloud is a good way to have a good letter. Reading aloud to a person is good because you may not catch the mistakes that the person would. That is why I think reading aloud to a person is good.

emma h. said...

Reading aloud is a good way to help check your writing. If you hear what you wrote then you find mistakes better. If I don't hear myself reading what I wrote then I think It is perfect. When I read it aloud though I hear the parts that don't make sense. I got a better grade on my second letter than I did on my fist letter. This is because when I read it aloud with a partner I found mistakes by hearing not just seeing the and finding no mistakes.