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ERIC Number: EJ898482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Readers' Theater: "Hold on, Let's Read It Again."
Garrett, Tracy D.; O'Connor, Dava
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n1 p6-13 Sep-Oct 2010
Roberta, an inclusive kindergarten teacher, and Rajan, an intermediate self-contained classroom teacher, were having a similar conversation with the reading coach who serves their schools. "One research-based strategy for engaging your students in meaningful rereading of texts is readers' theater," said the literacy coach. "Not only do the students enjoy doing readers' theater, but research suggests it can have a significant impact on their fluency rate, word recognition ability, and comprehension." These teachers working with students with learning disabilities in kindergarten through fifth grade face multiple challenges in their classrooms. All of these teachers decided to implement readers' theater as a means for improving their students' reading ability as well as to impact attitudes about reading. This article describes readers' theater and discusses the implementation of such strategy in three elementary schools in a rural southeastern school district. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A