Reader's Theatre Basics
Reader's Theatre is a valuable tool for any classroom. It allows students to take virtually any piece of literature, analyse it and adapt it into a script. This script can then be performed with a minimum of preparation, props or scenery.
This section of the Web site will provide you with the knowledge, experience, resources and sources to conduct a readers theatre workshop in your classroom. There are two different ways to use readers theatre with your students:
While the first option is certainly the easiest to execute in your classroom, the second allows the students to really become involved in the literature, which is what readers theatre is all about. The students will, unconsciously perhaps, be involved in analyzing the structure, characterization, and description used in the literature. They will be stimulated to creatively adapt their piece and will really "own" their presentation.
You will learn how to use both processes on this site.
What is Reader's Theatre?
How to adapt a Reader's Theatre scriptReaders Theatre Student Actor Objectives
Prepared Reader's Theatre Scripts
Books on Reader's Theatre
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