RE 5040 Fall 2011
Reply to Ashley
Mon Nov 28, 2011 18:31 (XFF:

I had never tried Readers' Theater with my students before. I had tried Echo and Choral reading with students before and knew its value. Readers' Theater has really opened a new world for me to help students with fluency. If I had known how engaged my students would have been during this strategy, I would have been using it all along. It even worked well with my younger students who are struggling readers. I would reccommend it for every teacher! Next time, I will definitely be using a flip camera so that the students can watch themselves perform. And this actually was not something that I came up with; my fifth grade students actually asked to do this. I think this will serve as not only feedback for them on how they sound to other students, but it will give them a purpose for reading and motivate them to do their very best.

  • Re: Sarah Atkins/Carla Beasley - Ashley Montgomery, Fri Nov 25 12:38
    I thought your research on reading fluency was interesting. I use a lot of echo and choral reading in my own classroom. I don't use reader's theator very often but I am intested in seeing if it would ... more
    • building fluency - Ruth Ann Timmons, Wed Nov 30 00:17
      I agree that having students tape record themselves reading is a fun way for them to practice. In the past, I have had students read using the Smart Board and microphone which is connected to our... more
    • Reply to Ashley - atkinssh, Mon Nov 28 18:31
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RE 5040 Fall 2011