Monday, September 21, 2009
Plays have long been popular in the elementary classroom. Reader's theater has developed as a means to adapt popular literature to scripts. Children can be introduced to theater as casual read throughs or more formal plays depending on the time, talent, interests, and goals of the lesson. The ultimate goal is to improve fluency and give children confidence.
I'm working on finding resources for homeschooling groups and teachers who want to introduce reader's theater to their students.
Definitions of Reader's Theater :
Mr. Roth's Reader's Theater
Scripts for Reader's Theater :
Adapting a Script
Busy Teacher's Scripts
Mr. Roth's Reader's Theater Script Collection
Have Fun Teaching Several Scripts
Reader's Theater K-3
Very Hungry Caterpillar
Whootie Owl's Reader's Theater Scripts
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Picture Credits gemsling flickr.com