May 23, 2015

Dramatic Reading

Sometimes reading the Scripture can become redundant even if everyone is given a chance to read. Sometimes the flow of the story or details can be lost if the story is not read carefully or enthusiastically.

This week’s lesson (Exodus 32–34) is a riveting story with several characters speaking, saying some pretty amazing things. Photocopy the chapters and highlight the parts for readers to read. One part can be that of a narrator, another part—God, another—Moses, and so on. Have the students practice the reading once or twice outside or in the hallway before class so the reading can be fluid. You might ask the students in class to read the story quietly first and then read the story dramatically. This exercise can evoke more interest and therefore better listening, not to mention involve a handful of students in a creative way.