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U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
U Otter Read It
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U Otter Read It

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Our philosophy, products and workshop offerings for educators, parent educators, consultants and others concerned about literacy skill development.

Our philosophy, products and workshop offerings for educators, parent educators, consultants and others concerned about literacy skill development.

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  • 1. Learning is fun Learning is collaborative Reading and writing skills can and should be integrated throughout all areas of the curriculum. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com
  • 2. Readers theatre develops, supports and strengthens literacy skills at all ages and levels of reading www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 2
  • 3. Two or more oral readers who interpret a script and collaboratively present a story to an audience. Theatre of the imagination. Readers Theatre is ACTIVE learning. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 3
  • 4. Struggling readers can participate successfully. Readers Theatre provides a bridge from emerging to independent reader. reader independent supported www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 4
  • 5. Readers are engaged in an activity which encourages experimentation with rhythm and rhyme of language. Reading skills are developed in a supportive, cooperative setting. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 5
  • 6. A wide-range of literacy skills can be taught and strengthened through readers theater experiences. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 6
  • 7. Skills are learned and supported by •exploring •observing •contributing and exchanging ideas •peer and personal assessment www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 7
  • 8. Typically, readers preparing for performance will revisit the text 17 – 21 times before reading before an audience. Frequent revisiting of text encourages and promotes confidence and fluency. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com
  • 9. Repeated reading of passages in preparation for performance of readers theatre improves • speed of reading and fluency • oral expression • overall appreciation of language and the art of storytelling • early reading skills • comprehension • dramatic skills • communication skills www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 9
  • 10. We offer workshops throughout Canada and Eastern USA. and more recently, in South East Asia through teacher conventions, literacy conferences and School Board hosted Professional Development Events. U Otter Read It sponsors, hosts and presents full day readers theatre and literacy seminars. Contact us to co- host an Otter Event in your district. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com 10
  • 11. Concerned about literacy levels? Concerned about how to connect cultural Spend a Full teachings into curriculum standards? Then this full day workshop opportunity is for you. This dynamic duo will explore literacy issues and offer numerous Day with strategies and practical ideas applicable for implementation in aboriginal programming. For more information, call 780 962 9854 or email: helen@uotter.com or visit www.uotter.com for details about fees and availability. U-Otter Sessions will include: Read It Strengthening Literacy Skills through Readers Theater Guide and support readers of all levels and learning modalities in an experience that enables them to actively participate and succeed in moving beyond the boundaries of language. Strengthen awareness of rhyme and rhythm as a pre-requisite for reading readiness, decoding and attending skills Activate and build upon prior knowledge and experiences in a collaborative and success oriented experience towards fluency, comprehension and proficiency. Literacy from a Cultural Perspective. presented by Strengthen confidence and competence in Cree Language skills Helen Learn to integrate learning outcomes with literacy strategies from the cultural perspective of First Nations. Raczuk & Strengthen awareness of Aboriginal stories and teachings to develop cultural Susan programs and support literacy skills. Sinclair www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com
  • 12. U Otter Hear what people are saying about our workshops An Otter Invitation to Readers Theatre Early Invitation to Readers Theatre Effective presentation covering a I loved the class participation that was wide variety of ideas and encouraged, the wealth of books and objectives for readers theatre. It strategies shared and the enthusiasm of the was so good, it was like taking a speaker! bite of a cookie and wanting more. … Early Literacy participant – Victoria, BC Thanks! …. D. S. Sherwood Park, Alberta Early Literacy – Strategies, Reading Beyond the Words Stories and Scripts Strengthening Literacy Skills Through Readers Theatre Good attention to the variety of ways of working with a script. Slide Into Rhymes I think this may be a good activity More topics are available. See our for English As Additional Language website for details, or call to discuss … R. L. P, London UK ways we can best serve the needs of your professional development event. www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com
  • 13. U-Otter-Read-It is an international educational company with materials distributed worldwide •On-line at www.uotter.com •Independent distributors •Independent bookstores •Educational trade fairs and conference venues Check online for additional titles and resources for readers theatre and literacy www.uotter.com Contact: 780 962 9854 or email: info@uotter.com
  • 14. Contact Information: Phone 780 962 9854 Fax 780 962 9882 Email: info@uotter.com Web site: www.uotter.com

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