Category Archives: RT for Elementary

School Launches Successful Reader’s Theater Program With Grant Winnings, Takes Unique Approach

Elephant Fork’s Elementary School in Suffolk, VA has successfully applied grant money to a reader’s theater program, purchasing script materials and hand puppets, one unique tool that can help shy students come out of their shells and get into character. … Continue reading

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Students Read With Expression During Reader’s Theater

This school website shares a series of reader’s theater recordings by third grade students which highlight the opportunities for expressive reading inherent in reader’s theater activities! Listen to these students portraying the personality and emotions of their characters. A Candy … Continue reading

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Reader’s Theater For Interactive Social Studies

Watch these 4th Grade students perform a script they prepared to learn and teach all about the state of Nevada! 4th Grade Reader’s Theater from Alexander Dawson on Vimeo.

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The Importance of Expressive Reading

Use of expression, emotion, and proper use of pausing is what makes reading sound like natural spoken language, and students who display these characteristics of speech when reading show better comprehension. Students improve these skills by practicing and actively engaging … Continue reading

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Video: Students Present “A Chat With the Principal”

Watch this fun video of students performing a reader’s theater script, “A Chat With the Principal” from SchoolTube! http://www.schooltube.com/video/0f8cb88f76ce87e6f410/Readers-Theater-A-Chat-with-the-Principal

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Reader’s Theater for Elementary School

While reader’s theater is great for all grades K-12, students in elementary school take to it like a moth to a flame! These kids still have that “no fear” attitude towards reading and speaking in front of their peers that … Continue reading

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