Interpretive Reading

INTERPRETIVE READING

1. READ A STORY

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.

Time: Eight to ten minutes.

2. INTERPRETING POETRY

To understand the differences between poetry and prose.
To recognize how poets use imagery, 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.

Time: Six to eight minutes.

3. THE MONODRAMA

To understand the concept and nature of the monodrama.
To assume the identify of a character and to portray the physical and emotional aspects of this character to an audience.

Time: Five to seven minutes.

4. THE PLAY

To adapt a play for interpretive reading.
To portray several characters in one reading, identifying them to the audience through voice changes and movement.

Time: Twelve to fifteen minutes.

5. THE ORATORICAL SPEECH

To understand the structure of an effective speech.
To interpret and present a famous speech.

Time: Ten to twelve minutes.