Empower Your Reading Journey for the 2023 Picture Book Reading Contest!
Important Notice Regarding Book Selection: Due to copyright considerations, for the 2023 Picture Book Reading Contest, we require that all readings be from books published by The Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP). This ensures that all participants are on a level playing field and that we respect and adhere to copyright laws.
Access Free Online Books from Level Learning: We are excited to announce that Level Learning is generously providing free online books specifically for this contest. This is a fantastic opportunity to access a variety of high-quality reading materials.
How to Access: To apply for these free online books, please submit your request through the following link: https://forms.gle/idrw1esz83j8zoja9.
Deadline for Application: Make sure to apply before 23:59 Eastern Standard Time (EST) on December 15th, 2023.
Tips and Strategies for Reading Aloud: Reading aloud is not just about pronouncing words correctly; it is about bringing a story to life. Here are some tips to help you prepare for the contest:
Understand the Story: Before you start reading, take time to understand the story. Know the characters, plot, and the message of the book. This will help you convey the story more effectively.
Practice Pronunciation: Make sure you can pronounce all the words correctly. If you stumble upon a difficult word, practice it until you get it right.
Use Expression: Change your tone, pitch, and volume to reflect the emotions and actions in the story. This makes the reading more engaging and livelier.
Pace Yourself: Find a comfortable speed. Do not rush through the story, but do not read so slowly that it loses momentum.
Engage with Your Audience: Even though you are recording a video, imagine you are reading to an audience. Make eye contact with the camera and use facial expressions and gestures.
Practice, Practice, Practice: The more you practice, the more confident and natural you will become. Try recording yourself and listening back to see how you can improve.
Remember, the key to successful reading is to enjoy the process and connect with the story. We encourage you to explore, practice, and most importantly, have fun with your reading!