Reader's theater to build fluency


I found this ProLiteracy blog post about a theater and education program in a corrections facility fascinating. While this Missouri facility has a Prison Performaing Art program, the concept made me think about Reader's Theater, a classroom activity I've used. 

If your not familiar, a Reader's Theater is a strategy where classroom participants read from scripts, improving reading fluency and listening skills. Extension activities for reflection can integrate wrting instruction as well. There are benefits to this instructional practice for all levels of learners. Below are some examples and scripts that can be used. 

The American Library Association has a quck guide to creating your own Reader's Theater. 

How would you use these in your classroom? I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Kathy Tracey