RE 5040 Fall 2011
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atkinssh
Reply to Marlee
Tue Nov 29, 2011 16:15
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I believe my students enjoyed all three strategies, but I will have to say that Readers' Theater was the one that they really got into. They read with so much more enthusiasm and they were very excited about the whole experience.

  • Multiple strategies - Marlee Wright, Mon Nov 28 23:36
    I enjoyed reading your research, and was really interested in your different strategies. I often use echo reading and choral reading in kindergarten. Last year I had an exceptionally high group, so... more
    • Re: Multiple strategies - Ashley Joyce, Tue Dec 13 21:39
      I teach Kindergarten as well. I would love to do readers theatre... but where do you find the time? :)
    • Reply to Marlee - beasleycm, Sat Dec 3 11:05
      My students were most engaged in Reader's Theater. They got to be up instead of sitting at a table. They had fun while practicing and performing their scripts.
    • Reply to Marlee - atkinssh, Tue Nov 29 16:15
      • important informal observations - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 11:57
        It is really important that both Sarah and Carla have observed informally that kids are really tuned in in a different way during Readers Theater. Engagement predicts gains in reading comprehension... more
        • informal observations - sarah patten, Sun Dec 4 17:09
          It seems if we are acuttely aware of the problem that informal observations are extremely informitive!
      • Readers Theater - Marlee Wright, Tue Nov 29 22:32
        That makes sense to me. When I taught second grade it was one of the favorites for my students, too. They really liked being "on stage" in a way. It was a real motivator for them. Did you have to... more
        • Reply to Marlee - beasleycm, Sat Dec 3 11:07
          I found my scripts online at Waltke's web. They have this for different grade levels. There is also much more to use with students. All I had to do is choose a script and print it.
        • Reply to Marlee - atkinssh, Tue Nov 29 23:48
          The text that I used for my RT was found online. The website is http://www.timelessteacherstuff.com/readerstheater/ if you want to check it out. There are so many! I just found one that was on the... more
          • Re: Reply to Marlee - crousejs, Thu Dec 1 22:35
            I enjoyed “attending” your presentation. I have used echo reading on a daily basis for my struggling first graders. I have also used Reader’s Theatre with my students and they really do begin to... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011