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  1. 1. Exploring Reader’s Theatre by: Leslie Laudenslager Photo courtesy of Discovery Education
  2. 2. What is Reader’s Theatre? o Readers reading an adapted script o Develop fluency through repeated readings o Students read out loud with expression o Students read/not memorize o Props may be used (Cornwall, 2014) Photo courtesy of Chris Tse
  3. 3. Why Do Reader’s Theatre?  Reading develops fluency and comprehension  Helps to build confidence  Brings authentic context to repeated reading  Allows students to work cooperatively  Increase students’ motivation  Can use with all ages (Cornwall, 2014)
  4. 4. Implementing Reader’s Theatre  Process takes five days  Day 1: Model reading scripts  Use expression and gestures  Students read entire script independently (Young, 2012) Photo courtesy of Fancy Jantzi
  5. 5. Reader’s Theatre Day 2 & 3  Day 2: Read all parts  Choose/highlight part  Work on word identification  Day 3: Read with expression  Continue to practice (Young, 2012)
  6. 6. Reader’s Theater Day 4 & 5  Day 4: Practice like performance  Day 5: Performance  Invite others to watch (Young, 2012) Image courtesy of COD Library
  7. 7. What Does it Look Like?  Watch a video of reader’s theatre  Chris Young’s second graders Photo courtesy of Alan Cleaver
  8. 8. Sources of Scripts  Adapt picture books  Student created scripts  Web resources for scripts:  http://www.storiestogrowby.com/script_body.html  http://www.timrasinski.com/presentations/readers_theater_s ources.pdf
  9. 9. Resources  Cleaver, A. (2009). [Image]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/6bWCDL.  COD Library. (2008). [Image]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/5ndjjM.  Cornwall, L. (2014). What is Reader’s Theatre? Scholastic. Retrieved from http://www.scholastic.com/librarians/programs/whatisrt.htm.  Discovery Education, . Close up Front View of Girl with Book. [Image]. Available from http://www.discoveryeducation.com/  Jantzi, F. (2011).[Image]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/9cWPbj.  Tse, Chris. (2013). [Image]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/dTPze2.  Young, C. (2012). Implementing Readers’ Theatre. [video]. Retrieved from http://youtu.be/4L5q0Y8hukU.

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