Interpretive Reading

1. Read A Story
Time: 8-10 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand the elements of interpretive reading.
  • To learn how to analyze a narrative and plan for effective interpretation.
  • To learn and apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
2. Interpreting Poetry
Time: 6-8 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand the differences between poetry and prose.
  • To recognize how poets use imaginary, rhythm, meter, cadence and rhyme to convey the meanings and emotions of their poetry.
  • To apply vocal techniques that will aid in the effectiveness of the reading.
3. The Monodrama
Time: 5-7 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand the concept and nature of the monodrama.
  • To assume the identity of a character and to portray the physical and emotional aspects of this character to an audience.

4. The Play

Time: 12-15 minutes
Objectives:
  • To adapt a play for interpretive reading.
  • To portray several characters in one reading, identifying them to the audience through voice changes and movement.

5. The Oratorical Speech

Time: 10-12 minutes
Objectives:
  • To understand the structure of an effective speech.
  • To interpret and present a famous speech.

Note: For some speech projects, the presentation time may also include additional segments for such activities as question-and-answer periods, depending on the project.