ERIC Number: ED396341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Learning with Readers Theatre. Building Connections Series.
Dixon, Neill; And Others
Suggesting that Readers Theatre is a simple, effective, and risk-free way to get K-8 children reading, this book provides strategies, organizers, and scripts that can be used as is or as models for readers' own scripts. The book provides ideas for planning and organizing Readers Theatre; oral interpretation; connecting Readers Theatre to storytelling; writing scripts--both original and adapted; staging and blocking; cross-curricular connections; integrating, and involving children in assessment and evaluation; and inviting, including, and informing others (parents, colleagues, school administrators, and community members). After an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) Articulating Our Beliefs; (2) Getting Started with Readers Theatre; (3) Oral Interpretation; (4) Storytelling; (5) Writing Scripts; (6) Staging; (7) Connecting Curriculum with Readers Theatre; (8) Evaluation; (9) Inviting, Including, Informing Others; and (10) Questions and Answers. Contains 27 references. Appendixes present reproducible masters and scripts. (RS)
Descriptors: Acting, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Oral Interpretation, Production Techniques, Readers Theater, Scripts, Story Telling, Student Evaluation
Peguis Publishers Limited, 100-318 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A OA2, Canada.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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