Posted on January 24, 2014 in Differentiating Instruction
One of the best ways to help a child read more fluently is to engage them in repeated readings of the same text. The problem, of course, is that this task can be dull for some students and can make a reluctant reader even more disinterested in literacy lessons.
For this reason, many teachers in K-12 inclusive classrooms use Reader’s Theater to not only address issues of fluency, but to get all students to dive into text in a unique and potentially entertaining way. Reader’s Theater is also very easy to adapt for diverse learners as you will see in this scene from Phyllis Ryan’s classroom. Phyllis is so thoughtful in the planning of her lessons and this comes through in the clip.
This clip features footage from the “You’re Going to Love This Kid” DVD and Professional Development Kit.