Creative English Teacher — Readers Theater Script-Stories

Script-Stories: Making Reading an Experience Instead of a Struggle

Encouragement Readers Theater Script-Stories Teaching Ideas

Script-Stories:  Making Reading an Experience Instead of a Struggle

Just because in a traditional classroom students may be able to find the answers to multiple-choice questions by picking through a “reading” passage—ironically, without actually reading it—is this really what reading is all about? It may be a good test-taking skill, and it will hit the standards that we are supposed to cover. But what about those deeper, personal “standards” that we have secretly inside us? What about those of us who want our students to love literature

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The Benefits of Reader's Theater in the Secondary Classroom

Readers Theater Script-Stories Teaching Ideas

If you are looking for a way to motivate resistant readers, Reader’s Theater could be your secret weapon.  Without realizing that they are actually doing so, students participate in a group learning experience.  Many of my students (the majority of them upperclassmen) describe Reader’s Theater as “fun.”  Any time high-school students make this statement it should be considered monumental.  Yet Reader’s Theater is not simply a fluff activity.  As the students read the written word, they hear the words both spoken and performed.  This process can only improve their reading fluency through oral reinforcement and will most definitely increase their...

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