October 25, 2012

Readers Theatre @ Kent Library

'Primary Choices' offers Readers Theatre @ school library
What is Readers' Theatre?

"Readers theatre is a joint dramatic reading from a text, usually with no memorization, no movement and a minimum of props. It involves children in oral reading through reading parts in scripts. Unlike traditional theatre, the emphasis in on oral expression of the part - rather than on acting and costumes."
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/readerstheatre/index.html

Our Primary Choices group selected The Lion's Pride, by Lois Walker. Check out the first half of the script here. Although most readers theatre work is done without costume or scenery, we decided that making a simple backdrop would be fun. We might also add one small piece of costume too. 
Readers Theatre builds reading skills and is a lot of fun. 
What are you reading?
Mrs. Dumas