|Lesson: Readers’ Theatre
Readers’ Theatre is a joint dramatic reading from a script with the emphasis on oral expression. It brings a text to life, offers less confident readers support from peers and provides a social purpose for attentive reading. Readers’ Theatre benefits students by increasing their skills as readers, listeners and speakers.
Here you will find Readers’ Theatre scripts for “Grandmother Wolf”, “Zahra and Binti” and “Three Sisters”, stories that were all classroom tested.
For emergent readers, there is also the “Grandmother Wolf” story as an echo poem. Developing readers in grade one can use the “Grandmother Wolf” script for guided reading, and after they practice and rehearse for fluency and expression in groups of three, they can perform it for their classmates.
There is a Lesson plan for Readers’ Theatre of “Three Sisters” and also tips for students’ assessment and an assessment sheet that was used in grade one.
Assessment and Evaluation Considerations:
Note students’ efforts to communicate meaning through voice (volume, pitch, stress), facial expressions and body language.
Observe students’ interest in participating
Video record presentations (for students’ reference and for parents)
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