Readers Theatre. From Page to Stage. Presented by: Lynn, Adrienne, Connie, Cheryl. Attraction of Readers Theatre for Middle School Students. Students are searching for identity groups socially and intellectually Students are ready to explore new paths for possible careers
From Page to Stage
Lynn, Adrienne, Connie, Cheryl
12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays by Justin McCory Martin
A simple oral language lesson used to illustrate that one must use caution in how they use their voices to say something to another person because simply speakingone word louder than the others, can change the entire meaning.
SENTENCE: I didn’t say Minni stole my blue pen.
I didn’t say Minni stole my blue pen. (Someone else said it)
I didn’t say Minni stole my blue pen. (Strong denial of having said it)
I didn’t say Minni stole my blue pen. (I implied or suspected that she did or, wrote or indicated)
IF TIME PERMITS: Students will make up a sentence with 6 words or less stressing each different word to change the meaning.
Stop and stumble,
And readers fumble.
Provides students opportunities for growth
Voice Inflection by Richard Swallow
Asron Shepard’s Rt Tips on Reading
Aaron Shepard’s RT Scripting Sheets
Presenting a Readers Theatre Rubric
Teacher Scholastic InstructorThe Power of Reader's Theater
by Jennifer O. Prescott
Of interest to students:
Plays: The Drama Magazine for Young People
Scholastic SCOPE Magazine with read-aloud plays of current movie adaptations