I was excited to try a Reader's Theater with this year's class. In the past I have not always had groups that could handle the fun of a Reader's Theater or follow along :) I love Deb Hanson's products from Crafting Connections and was happy to see she had created not one but THREE Reader's Theaters for this bundle!
One of the great feature of this bundle is there is a range of 8-10 parts, so you can chose a script that will fit the number of students in your class. Deb also includes a weekly lesson plan on how to use the scripts focusing on summarizing, comprehension, voice & expression, and fluency.
My kids LOVED these! Here are a few pictures of them working with their Reader's Theater scripts.
|Students read the script silently first.|
|I then assigned them into groups and assigned roles. The did a great job with adding their own character voices. :)|
|We are working on character traits right now so I had them create a bubble map identifying their role's character traits. Supporting their thinking is HUGE in our curriculum so I had them provide evidence from the text to support their answers.|