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Kathryn Watkins

Reader's Workshop - Reader's Theatre "The Lion and the Mouse"

Grades: 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 2nd Grade
Subjects: English Language Arts

Student Instructions

Readers’ Theatre is a particular type of dramatic pedagogy, which uses scripts and performance to enhance the comprehension of a text. Students work in groups to practise the performance of a script, which has been given to the group or written by the group. Multiple readings of the text, through rehearsal offers opportunities to address fluency, phrasing, intonation and voice production. Students who are involved in writing and performing scripts for a Readers’ Theatre performance: -are involved in integrating reading, writing, speaking and listening -develop confidence in the skills of reading aloud and performing to an audience -engage in an authentic co-operative activity -participate in an engaging and motivating literacy activity. 1. Read through the script on your own. 2. Read through the script as a group. 3. Decide on your part and read through with your group, only reading your part aloud. Remember to focus on your fluency and expression. 4. Think about ways you can present your script to an audience and prepare with your group. 5. Present your script to the class. This will be video recorded and uploaded to your journal.