The most common mistake in reading aloud -- whether the reader is a 7-year-old or a 40-year-old -- is reading too fast. Read slowly enough for the child to build mental pictures of what he just heard you read. Slow down enough for the children to see the pictures in the book without feeling hurried. Reading quickly allows no time for the reader to use vocal expression.
From "The Read-Aloud Handbook", by Jim Trelease
Pub Date: 3/04/98