RE 5040 Fall 2011
Response to Fluency with Readers' Theater
Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:15

With this research project, we waited until the last two weeks to do the Readers' Theater intervention. I think this was helpful because they had two other strategies implemented with them before beginning the Readers' Theater.

As far as using a check list for this intervention, we used the following criteria: practice, phrasing, prosody, and smoothness of reading. I thought the checklist was a good way to assess students' performance. This is probably due to the fact that I was working with a small group of six students. Sarah was also working with smaller groups. This makes it much easier than with an entire class.

With the results, I believe that there was more growth shown with readers' theater because this was the final intervention. The students had been through echo reading and choral reading. They also went through the readers' theater intervention. These interventions are shown to help students with reading. Having gone through all three of these, I believe that is why there was more growth. I also think that the interest was also a factor. Echo reading and Choral reading can get redundant with small children. With readers' theater, they are getting to move and be active. They also want to do their best when they perform.

  • Fluency with Readers' Theater - Amanda Solesbee, Tue Nov 22 23:48
    Fluency is a very common issue with many grade levels. The more you work at it, the better the students will get- if taught and assessed at the right instructional level. I am dealing with this right ... more
    • readers' theater - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 17:15
      Readers' Theater seems to always be well received by the students. Whenever you are in a "show"-students love it for the most part! Could you have the students create commercial breaks during the... more
      • Re: readers' theater - whitney fisher, Tue Dec 13 18:04
        That's an awesome idea- with the commercial! It also helps students be comfortable of talking in front of a lot of people. Students can gain confidence in practicing the theater and commercial. You... more
    • Reply to Amanda - atkinssh, Wed Nov 23 10:38
      I know what you are saying about the students in the second and third tier. Those students who seem to be making no progress may not be getting the interventions that they need. I know this is true... more
      • Reply to Atkinssh again - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Nov 23 21:54
        Yes, just going by the 15 point discrepancy is a bummer...however, the "tier" steps are not all that great either. The advantage is that you can get those kids that need EC instruction tested when... more
    • Response to Fluency with Readers' Theater - beasleycm, Wed Nov 23 10:15
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