RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Reply to Marlee
Sat Dec 3, 2011 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.

  • 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
    • 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
        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 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