My students need 4 sets of the Genres of Literature Readers' Theater Script Boxes to develop confidence in public speaking and oral reading.
This project expired on January 19, 2013.
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Public speaking is one of the most difficult life skills that students face. Reader's Theater provides a stepping stone opportunity to develop this skill with confidence.
We have a richly diverse school population with numerous different languages spoken in the home.
Some of the students are quite shy and introverted. There is a need for opportunities to speak slowly and clearly, develop vocabulary, and interact verbally with each other.
We have three third grade classes of thirty-two students each. We differentiate and group students by need and ability during Language Arts time. Each teacher would like to use Reader's Theater with their groups. Each year a number of students are below basic in reading and could greatly benefit from the Reader's Theater that is a grade level below so they can also experience the success of reading and speaking with confidence.
Independent oral speaking is a difficult task for most students.
However, reading orally in small groups is a step toward building the confidence to speak in front of a group of peers.
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