RE 5040 Fall 2011
important informal observations
Sun Dec 4, 2011 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 as well as sustained effort. Many strategies work, but the more important question for you all is what will work longest and best. Good for both of you for watching your students so closely.

  • 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
      • 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