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ERIC Number: EJ790043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie Production in a Family Literacy Workshop
Huang, Grace; Dolejs, Barbara
Reading Improvement, v44 n2 p87-98 Sum 2007
The goal of the family literacy workshop "Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors: Movie production in a Family Literacy Workshop" is to empower and motivate parents to learn various storytelling strategies through theatrical production experiences and apply them at home. This is a theory-based family literacy practice supported by McClelland's motivational theory and constructivism. The delivery approach of this workshop is an adaptation of the reading strategy called "Readers Theatre." Unlike "Readers Theatre," "Reading Theatre, Parents as Actors" workshop was developed for parents. Parents moved through the entire process of a movie production based on the "Reading Theatre" method from script to premiere. Through this hands-on workshop conducted by family educators, parents were empowered to enhance their involvement in family literacy activities at home. Parents' workshop evaluations, implications, and suggestions for educators are discussed in the paper. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A