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ERIC Number: EJ868955
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec-1
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0362-8930
Have You Heard the Word? For a Low-Budget Way to Get Kids Wild about Reading, Try Readers Theater
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School Library Journal, v55 n12 p48-50 Dec 2009
In its simplest sense, readers theater is the presentation of written work in a dramatic format. The fundamental difference between readers theater and traditional theater is that performers read their lines. With readers theater there's no memorization, and usually there are no sets or costumes. There's also little or no stage movement. It's mostly performed in a room--not a theater--with scripts resting on music stands. The cost is almost nothing. In this article, the author describes his experiences with readers theater which led him to create Authors Readers Theatre (ART) in 2006 and provides some suggestions for those interested in readers theater.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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