Category Archives: readers theater
Friday, December 16, 2011
Christmas Party Day. Need I say more??? After PE, we did our 4 performances of our readers theater. I did not get to video them, but I took some pictures.
We had a few parents and sisters show up to watch our performances. What a great way to practice fluency!!!
We watched a movie until lunch, then had our Christmas party which included one of my all time favorite foods-Thin crust meat lovers’ pizza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YUM! After we finished eating and cleaning up we went outside to play where my co-worker proceeded to THROW UP!!! Poor Mr. Brady!!! I ran and got him a sprite and moved to the OTHER end of the bench AS FAR AWAY from him as possible. 🙂
He said, “I feel much better!”
I said, “I’m sure you do!”
THAT was our Friday!
We started a new readers theater script today for this week-a spelling adventure. Here’s the link to the script:
It is not too long, and it is cute. It’s amazing how fluent the kids are by Friday after reading the script for 3 days in a row; I read aloud to them on Monday as they follow along so that I can model for them how it should be read.
I know that comprehension is a BIG BIG BIG thing in the 6th grade-and I’m not talking about retelling either-I’m talking about DEEP comprehension!!! BUT-one thing that I have noticed this 1st year in 6th grade is that my students ARE NOT fluent readers at all!!! So I started doing readers theater with them about 4-5 weeks ago-THEY LOVE IT!!! Next year I plan on beginning it right at the beginning of the year-then maybe I can really see a difference in their oral reading!
I found a really, really, really cute readers theater script posted on one of my yahoo group sites. I’m not sure if you will be able to open the link so if you can’t-then you can join the yahoo group-real writing teachers. Go to the files section and scroll down to the bottom of the page.
I have found more links for some readers theater scripts.
This week we are reading “The Rough Face Girl” by Rafe Martin for our readers theater. Today I read it to them while they read along, and then we chose parts. They were surprised that the older sister in this story is so mean to her younger sister-they said it was sad.
I think they now understand that a main character doesn’t always have the most speaking parts-that tends to be the narrator sometimes! 🙂
I have to say that readers theater is one activity that my 6th graders crave!!! They love doing them!! Now if I could just get that excitement to carry over to english!!!! 🙂
Here is a link to the script for “Rough Face Girl”:
This script can also be called “The Hidden One” and it is based on a book by Rafe Martin.