Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction


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Which of the following is NOT a major element of prosody?

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Compare the following two situations and identify which person has better prosody:

Jack reads an original poem he has written and pays attention to the punctuation, making sure to pause and continue where needed, and raises his voice when reading a question as well as makes it quieter and louder when words like ''still'' and ''roar'' are used. There is no dialogue in this poem.

Jill reads a play that has no punctuation (commas, periods, etc.), but has three characters. She uses different voices and tones for each character. She speaks louder when the characters are arguing and quieter when two characters are whispering to each other about the other.

2. In the element of flow for prosody, what is the key sign of what to do?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is prosody? Using the quiz and worksheet, you can see how much you know about this concept and its elements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz at any time to assess your comprehension of:

  • Major elements of prosody
  • Identifying which person has better prosody in a given example
  • What indicates how the flow of reading should go
  • Examples of elements of prosody

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on teaching prosody
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of prosody to recognize its elements
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about which part of the piece indicates how it should flow when read aloud

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction is a useful tool you can use to learn more about this concept. Topics you can look at in greater detail using this lesson include:

  • Effects of having a lack of prosody
  • What flow refers to
  • Ways to improve prosody