Interpretive Reading

Reading words written by someone else requires a special set of skills. Projects include reading stories, poetry, monodramas, plays and famous speeches.

Part of the Advanced Communication Series.

Project Time Objectives
1. Read a Story
8-10 minutes
  •  To Learn and understand the effective interpretation of elements of a narrative.
  • To learn how to analyze a narrative and plan for effective interpretation.
  • Learn and apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
2. Interpreting Poetry
6-8 minutes
  • Recognize how poets use imagery, rhythm, meter, cadence and rhyme to convey the meanings and emotions of their poetry.
3. The Monodrama
5-7 minutes
  • Understand the concept and nature of monodrama.
  • Assume the identity of a character and portray the physical/emotional aspects.
4. The Play
12-15 minutes
  • Adapt a play for interpretive reading.
  • Portray several characters in one reading using voice changes and movement.
5. The Oratorical Speech
8-10 minutes
  • Understand the structure of an effective speech.
  • Interpret and present a famous speech.

Get the Manual (Item 226L)