Presentation on theme: "Educational Resources Ltd.. At U-Otter-Read It We believe Learning is collaborative Learning is fun Reading and writing skills can and should be integrated."— Presentation transcript:
At U-Otter-Read It We believe Learning is collaborative Learning is fun Reading and writing skills can and should be integrated throughout all areas of the curriculum.
What is Readers Theatre? Two or more oral readers interpreting a script for an audience. Theatre of the imagination Scripts may be based upon a variety of genres – such as stories, poems, and diaries
Why Use Readers Theatre? Reading skills developed in a supportive, cooperative setting. Frequent revisiting of text encourages and promotes confidence and fluency. Typically, readers preparing for performance will revisit the text more than 15 times before reading before an audience.
Lends itself easily to multi-level readers and age groups. Why Use Readers Theatre ? Numerous opportunities to explore and experience rhythm and rhyme of language. Emergent readers supported by the collaborative nature of the task, and frequent modeling of expressive oral reading
A wide-range of literacy skills can be taught and reinforced through readers theater experiences: early reading skills oral interpretation fluency comprehension dramatic skills Why Use Readers Theatre?
Easily adapted For Literature Circles Why Use Readers Theatre? Its fun! Provides a natural extension into longer works of literature through themes, author studies or curriculum links. Supports and models writing
Professional Workshops Workshops are constantly being updated and adapted to meet the needs of host organizations. At the present time, workshops are offered throughout Canada and Eastern USA, and South East Asia through teacher conventions, literacy conferences and School Board hosted Professional Development Events. In addition, U Otter Read It sponsors, hosts and presents full day readers theatre and literacy seminars.
Early Invitation to Readers Theatre Early Literacy – Strategies, Stories and Scripts Professional Workshops Effective presentation covering a wide variety of ideas and objectives for readers theatre. It was so good, it was like taking a bite of a cookie and wanting more. Thanks! …. D. Stefishen, Sherwood Park, Alberta I loved the class participation that was encouraged, the wealth of books and strategies shared and the enthusiasm of the speaker! … Early Literacy participant – Victoria, BC Good attention to the variety of ways of working with a script. I think this may be a good activity for English As Additional Language (EAL) … R. L. Pile, London UK An Otter Invitation to Readers Theatre
Additional Resources Each book is a collection of 6 – 10 scripts, suitable for independent and advanced readers. Other titles include: Twisters to Twangle the Tongue Manners and Mischief Rhymes and Lullabies Readers Theatre for Christmas