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Karlye Hogg

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LI: To gain mastery with intonation, which is the rising or falling of your voice to show meaning or intent. SC: I can remember the definition of intonation and explain it to others I can identify intonation in conversations and demonstrate correct understanding of tone by replying correctly, appropriately, and in a timely manner I can add intonation into conversations by using the correct and appropriate tone Intonation is the rise and fall of our voice when we speak. It is the pitch and rhythm used in speech to add feeling and intention to what we are saying - to express emotions. Correct use of intonation helps to effectively convey your message, but incorrect use of intonation may confuse the listener, causing the message to be misunderstood or misinterpreted. There are three types of intonation. Rising inflection A rising intonation pattern is simply a rise in our voice, a change of pitch and upwards glide in our voice. It is usually used when we ask questions or to express uncertainty/doubt. The rising inflection in our voice when we ask a question is an invitation for a response. Falling inflection A falling intonation pattern means our voice drops down. It is usually used when we make a statement, a command, exclamations, or say the last word in a list. Falling intonation communicates certainty and completion. Circumflex inflection Mixed rising and falling intonation - rise, fall and then rises again at the end. We use this when we are in the middle of what we are saying and we need to indicate to the listener that we haven't finished. We generally use this when we do not want to be interrupted or we need a pause. Complete the exercises in the attached template.

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, Reading
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