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ERIC Number: EJ867152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0887-2376
Search for the Golden Moon Bear: Using Reader's Theater to Teach Science
Brooks, Susan; Nahmias, Cheryl Kopec
Science Scope, v33 n3 p29-33 Nov 2009
Reader's theater is an activity in which students, while reading directly from scripts, are able to tell a story in its most entertaining form. Typically, teachers create or purchase premade scripts of stories, and students focus on reading those scripts in a fluent and expressive manner. However, in the lesson presented here, students turn the book, "Search for the Golden Bear Moon: Science and Adventure in the Asian Tropics" by Sy Montgomery into a reader's theater script themselves. This article describes how students act out this genetics-based story to strengthen their language skills and reinforce science concepts in the process. (Contains 3 figures and lists 4 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A