Reader's Theater is a style of theater where actors do or do not have to memorize lines. Students have use of Props, Costumes, Music and Stage Prep with loads of fun and games. It builds confidence and offers opportunity to explore genre and characterization through theatrical presentation. Actors use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story. The acting out of dialogue causes readers to work more closely with the text to project and interpret meaning into the reading experience.
Readers Theatre helps students improve their reading skills. It builds confidence, motivates reluctant readers and provides fluent readers the opportunity to explore genre and characterization by having them practice reading with a purpose. Reader's theater gives students a real reason to read aloud. The acting out of dialogue causes readers to work more closely with the text to project and interpret meaning into the reading experience. Consequently, students gain improvement in vocabulary, comprehension and retention. Reading in a small group provides reading role models which is also proven to improve reading skills in students. Research has shown that Readers Theatre can improve reading fluency, word choice and comprehension.
What Will Be Covered
Vocal Projection, Visual Expression, Facial Expression, Breathing, Bringing a story to life, and Script writing through the use of fun games and Improv