Reading Dialogue Aloud


Students have had many stories read to them at home and at school, and often when characters are speaking, the voice of the story-teller changes.  Students are aware of different characters in a story, but sometimes may not be able to identify the character, or who may be telling the story at any given moment.  In addition, as students read aloud they must become aware of changing their voice to mimic the different characters speaking in a story.  The lesson may be used in conjunction with other reading lessons related to characters and point of view.

Reading Dialogue Aloud Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Reading Dialogue Aloud
  • Hands-on homework activities giving students practice with Reading Dialogue Aloud
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 1-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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The lesson instructs students to consider characters and point of view when reading aloud. The lesson explains that when reading dialogue, students should understand that as the character changes the voice and point of view change as well. Students are encouraged to change their voice as they read to indicate a different character is speaking. The lesson may be used in conjunction with other lessons related to character and point of view.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction: 

Common Core State Standards: 


Class Sessions (45 minutes): at least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade


Language Arts