RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Marlee Wright
Readers Theater
Tue Nov 29, 2011 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 create your own RT texts?

  • Reply to Marlee - atkinssh, Tue Nov 29 16:15
    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... more
    • 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
      • 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 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