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Theater for Readers



Theater for Readers
Print Theater for Readers Reading Comprehension with Fifth Grade Work

Print Theater for Readers Reading Comprehension

Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grade 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.55

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    presentation, highlighter, semi-circle, theatre, participate, props, narrator, reading, description, lines, memorize, select, audience, however, prepare, copy


Theater for Readers
By Beth Beutler
  

1     We did something interesting in class. I'd never done it before. We took one of our favorite stories and did a readers' theater presentation.
 
2     Any location can work for a readers' theater. It isn't done in an actual theater. Readers make a story come alive by reading different parts as though it were a play.
 
3     In our case, we sat on five stools in the front of the classroom. There was a music stand in front of each stool. Five students each had a part to read in the story we selected as a class. There were four characters in the story, and one person served as a narrator. The narrator read all the sections that explained the setting or were not part of the dialogue among the characters.
 
4     My job was to read the part of Stanley, the main character in the story. Martha, Jessie, and Jack all read the other characters' lines, and Melissa was the narrator.
 
5     To prepare for our presentation, our group first had to pick out a story. Mrs. Jones let us select from five stories that we had read this year. Then, she asked for volunteers to participate. Other groups chose different stories to perform.

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