Readers Theater Reader's Theater Reader's Theater has become really popular in the last couple years as a way to practice and perfect student's fluency and speaking skills. There are many different ways to use RT in the classroom. I have heard of some teachers using it in small groups during guided reading as a center activity. 21 Skype Lessons For Active Learning, Sorted By Topic Continuing our mini-series on using Skype in the classroom, I wanted to present a few of the many Skype lessons that are currently available for classrooms and everyone else to try out. What is a Skype lesson, you ask? It’s simply a pre-planned ‘call’ where you can watch and learn from others via Skype.
Short Story Unit - Mrs. Hanson's Kelvin Classroom Overview: During this Short Story Unit we will read, discuss and analyze 6-8 short stories written by authors from around the world. Unit Objectives:1. Practice close reading/annotation skills2. Develop critical thinking/reading skills through a variety of individual and group responding to text questions/discussion activities 3. McCoy's Guide to Theatre and Performance Studies In 1993, when I first began to research theatre sites on the internet, it was a difficult and laborious project. Sites were hard to find, search engines were underdeveloped, there were very few theatre people who had taken an interest in, or even knew about the internet. Obviously, things have changed. Now the Web is easily accessible through a variety of web browsers, making specific knowledge of such utilities as telnet, ftp, and gopher (remember that one?) more or less obsolete or invisible. There are now so many theatre-related sites that keeping a truly comprehensive guide to resources theatre on the internet, compiled and maintained through human intervention, is incredibly time-consuming.
Top Ten Ways to Teach Vocabulary Building vocabulary is foundational at any reading level. Doesn't matter who, where, or what grade you teach - building vocabulary across the curriculum is a top priority. Drilling lists of spelling and isolated content words can get monotonous. Dry. Bo-ring. But building vocabulary doesn't have to be. RT Tips, Chapter 3 ~ Tips on Reading Part of the booklet Readers on Stage, Shepard Publications, 2003, and also printed in an earlier version in California Reader, Winter 1995 If this sounds like a description of your reader’s theater attempts, try giving your readers the following tips. Preparing Home Funeral Service Workers Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of a funeral. view profile » Insurance Underwriters Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums. view profile » Computer and Information Research Scientists Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other fields. view profile » Mathematicians Mathematicians conduct research to develop and understand mathematical principles.
Reader's Theater Editions (Readers Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays) Reader’s Theater Editions are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission. Theater Play Scripts Free Online Art & Culture Theater Scripts Establishing the basic plot, characters and situations of a play, the written script is the basis for all good theater. Without it, the stage has no set - and the actors no lines to perform!
Teaching for the 21st Century:Six Steps to Better Vocabulary Instruction Robert J. Marzano Educational Leadership is pleased to announce a new column this year—The Art and Science of Teaching—and a new columnist—noted researcher Robert J. Marzano. Internationally known for his practical translations of current research into effective classroom strategies, Marzano is cofounder of Marzano Research Laboratory, which synthesizes teacher research into components that schools can use for gains in student learning. A well-known speaker and trainer as well as a prolific book author, he draws from 40 years of experience in education.
Implementing Readers Theatre as an Approach to Classroom Fluency Instruction This article describes how Readers Theatre was implemented as an engaging means for reading fluency instruction in a second-grade classroom. A weekly Readers Theatre format was utilized over the course of a school year. The format was added to the existing literacy program. Data collected during the school year revealed significant gains in reading fluency. U.S. Copyright Office U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index Welcome to the U.S.
26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Discussion In The Classroom 26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional. During meaningful conversations, students are forced to be accountable for their positions, to listen, to analyze opposing perspectives, and to adapt their thinking on the fly. There are many popular strategies for these kinds of conversations, each with slightly unique rules and applications.