Reader's Theater is a strategy for developing reading fluency. It involves children in oral reading through reading parts in scripts. Using this strategy, students do not need to memorize their part; they need only to reread it several times, thus developing their fluency skills.
A key difference between traditional theater and Reader's Theater is that Reader's Theater is not staged or acted out through physical movement.
The interpretation of the dramatic reading relies almost entirely on the actors' voices.
Students increase sight word vocabulary and decode words quickly and accurately.
Reader's Theater provides students with the opportunity for repeated readings which helps in word recognition.
Students build a strong sight word base which helps their oral reading fluency. This makes reading less laborious and makes reading a more enjoyable experience.
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Teacher: Mrs. Michelle Crall
Cost: $13.00 per week and a one-time material fee of $40