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July 10th, 2007, 11:32 AM
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Did you have to teach your kids how to read with inflection or was it just something that came naturally? Was it there from the beginning, or did it take awhile to develop?

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July 10th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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It's coming along naturally.
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July 10th, 2007, 04:19 PM
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Oh good!

There is a little boy at story time (he just finished Kindergarten this year) and he reads absolutely BEAUTIFULLY! He reads with inflection and emotion and even changes his voice for different characters ! I commented to his mom that he reads with such great inflection and she said that he's always read that way. Sam is still pretty monotone...he's slowly getting better but I was wondering if he should have more inflection by now.
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July 10th, 2007, 06:12 PM
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I put some emphasis on inflection. I often modeled parts of a story so they could hear the difference.
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July 10th, 2007, 06:33 PM
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Jack is just getting to where he uses inflection in his reading. It's fun to listen to him.
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July 10th, 2007, 09:42 PM
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I would think a child would have to be fairly proficient at what he was reading as well as interested in the story to use inflection.
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July 11th, 2007, 06:45 AM
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I also think some people are naturally more interesting readers to listen to and others are not.
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July 11th, 2007, 12:42 PM
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I also think some people are naturally more interesting readers to listen to and others are not.[/b]
Absolutely! A bad narrator can put the kaibosh on a book on tape very quickly for me..lol! However, we have a copy of Stuart Little on tape and the narrator is so good I could listen to it over and over again!
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