Choral Reading helps students develop fluency, comprehension, and sight vocabulary. This is an important step to understanding the human emotion and subtle meanings in text. Student pairs or groups read parts of a passage in unison alternating fast and slow lines, loud and soft lines, high and low voices, and emphasizing key words or phrases. This works especially well with poetry and other rhythmic passages. Choral Readings are repeated, as if preparing for a performance, until mastery.
Choral Reading Examples from Reading Rockets