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Ms. Harlow from Kyle TX is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Reading Fluency with a Dramatic Flair

My students need readers; theater scripts to improve their reading fluency and comprehension.

  • $193 goal

This project expired on December 15, 2012.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Lights, Camera, Action! Students will be able to improve their reading fluency rates by practicing scripts in a group as well as with partners.

My elementary serves a diverse population and demographically is a very low socioeconomic area.

The students do not have a lot of resources, but they absolutely love reading scripts. They love performing and showing off to each other and their teacher.

My Project

I've used readers' theater scripts in the past and it has worked excellently. The students use the scripts as a reading center where they can time themselves and work at reading more words per minute. They also come up with questions about the scripts and quiz each other. If they meet their fluency goals they get to perform in front of the class.

I have some students who simply do not like to read and therefore do not practice reading.

However, by making it a group setting with scripts and characters everyone is engaged in learning and becoming a better reader. The kids just don't look at it like another boring reading time, but rather a fun time that just so happens to involve reading.

Ms. Harlow
Grades 3-5
Half of students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 18 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
FF479 - Fluency & Comprehension Partner Scripts - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $39.95 1 $39.95
DD687 - Fantasy Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
DD685 - Adventure Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
DD686 - Mystery Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95
DD688 - Historical Fiction Script Box - Gr. 3-4 • Lakeshore Learning $22.95 1 $22.95

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