First graders practice reading passages from a favorite book with a partner until they are comfortable and can read it smoothly and easily. Students read their passages in front of the class and are assessed by the teacher.
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Student Center Activities: Fluency
Teaching children to read is no simple task, but this collection of phonics resources will make the journey a little easier. From simple activities and games that improve young children's letter recognition, to a reader's theater script...
K - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Building Relationships: The Orphan of Ellis Island
Family and friendship are two very important themes of the historical fiction novel The Orphan of Ellis Island by Elvira Woodruff. From video clips and writing prompts to reader's theater and family interviews, this resource provides...
K - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Emerging readers practice reading fluency. First, they listen to the teacher and classmates model fluent reading, and then they practice fluent oral reading with a partner. To close the day, they participate in a Reader's Theatre based...
1st - 3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Reader's Theatre for The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza
Students participate in reader's theatre. In this compare and contrast lesson, students read the book The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza. This lesson promotes fluency and expression. Students also read the traditional story of the Little...
1st - 2nd English Language Arts
Stone Soup Readers' Theater
Readers' Theater is a great way to get pupils engaged in story elements, oral reading, and expression in a fun setting! Using the story Stone Soup, actors discuss the story, review difficult vocabulary, rehearse lines, and incorporate...
1st - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts CCSS: Designed
Reader's Theater: Presenting Asian Folktales
Students create and perform folktale plays. For this reader's theater and Asian literature lesson, students work in groups to rewrite Asian folktales into scripts and perform the folktales for their class in a Reader's Theater. Lesson...
K - 12th English Language Arts