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Reader's Theater To Improve Fluency

The cost of 2 copies each of Folktales on Stage: Children&#39;s Plays for Reader&#39;s Theater, Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers, Stories on Stage: Children&#39;s Plays for Reader&#39;s Theater and Readers on Stage: Resources for Reader&#39;s Theater is $185, including shipping and <a target="new" href="http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm" onclick="g_openWindow('http://www.donorschoose.org/html/fulfillment.htm', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

I am a Reading Specialist at Northpointe Intermediate in Tomball, Texas. I work with struggling readers in 5th and 6th grades. Many of these students are having difficulty with fluency, or the ability to read in a fluid manner with a quick pace. Most of our struggling readers are reading below 100 wpm. Our goal is to get all students reading 118 wpm or more. One way to increase fluency is oral reading, and a great way to do this in an interactive way is to use Reader's theater. In order to do this, we need Reader's theater books. This project will meet the needs of around 150 students. The Reader's Theater books we have chosen are at an intermediate level. Our first play will be Roald Dahl's ?The Twits.? Students will receive parts in the play, rehearse at school and at home, and have an opportunity to share the play with other students. Reader's Theater allows students to practice reading fluently in an engaging activity. These students will learn that words on a page are more than JUST words on a page. They will connect with the author's meaning, which also improves comprehension. Further, these students will gain confidence in their reading ability which is paramount to getting them to read more and at higher levels.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers Theatre Anthony D. Fredericks, Anthony Allan Stoner • Barnes and Noble $21.55 2 $43.10
Stories on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), with 15 Play Scripts from 15 Authors, Including Roald Dahl's the Twits and Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories from Wayside School Aaron Shepard • Barnes and Noble $13.50 2 $27.00
Folktales on Stage: Children's Plays for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), with 16 Play Scripts from World Folk and Fairy Tales and Legends, Including Asian, African, Middle Eastern, European, and Native American Aaron Shepard • Barnes and Noble $13.50 2 $27.00
Readers on Stage: Resources for Reader's Theater (or Readers Theatre), with Tips, Play Scripts, and Worksheets, or how to Do Children's Plays Anywhere, Anytime, without Scenery, Costumes, or Memorizing Aaron Shepard • Barnes and Noble $10.80 2 $21.60

Materials cost

$118.70

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

3rd party payment processing fee

Fulfillment labor & materials

Total project cost

$151.70

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$33.30

Total project goal

$185.00

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$185.00

1 Donor

-$185.00

Donations toward project cost

-$152.00

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.00

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$0.00

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This project will reach 125 students.

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