After lots of practice in our classroom, in other classrooms in our school and with other classes in Florida and Pennsylvania, we at last did our reader’s theatre for a video camera. Despite interruptions like ringing phones and announcements over the intercom, the students performed like troopers!
They are (and should be) very pleased with themselves for the way they did their parts.
At last the big day arrived! We did perform our Reader’s Theatre for a couple of classes in the school, but the pictures below show the students showing their expression and smooth reading with a first grade class in Florida and a second grade class in Pennsylvania.
Next week, we’ll get to perform our stories with a couple of other classes from Manitoba and Ontario.
This week we have been working on our reading fluency (reading smoothly and with expression) using Reader’s Theatre. Reader’s Theatre is stories that are written as scripts as they would be in a play. One or more narrators usually reads the parts that are not a character’s speech. All of the students have been busy practicing their ability to read their part fluently by themselves and in small groups. Here is some of what it has looked like in our classroom this week.