ERIC Number: ED217494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Readers Theatre: Story Dramatization in the Classroom.
Comprehensive instructions for selecting, staging, directing, and evaluating a program of readers theatre is provided for teachers of the elementary school grades. A step-by-step guide using a wide variety of detailed examples is presented in the first section of the booklet. Various chapters in this section discuss (1) readers theatre's unique contribution to the language arts curriculum; (2) material selection, including what to look for in terms of story, plot, character, and dialogue and where to find it in picture storybooks, fairy tales, fables, realistic stories, and plays; (3) guidelines for compiling and adapting material; (4) classroom activities designed to activate interest in readers theatre and to develop an understanding of adapting and staging literary material; and (5) procedures and forms for evaluating student progress. The second section presents a detailed description of a model readers theatre program that was used by a fifth grade class in Woodmere, New York, and two model scripts. An annotated bibliography and photographs are also included. (JL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Creative Development, Dramatic Play, Dramatics, Elementary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Literature Appreciation, Readers Theater, Skits, Story Telling, Student Participation, Teaching Guides
National Council of Teachers of English, 1111 Kenyon Rd., Urbana, IL 61801 (Stock No. 38381, $9.50 member, $11.00 non-member).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.