Learning with Readers Theatre

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Portage & Main Press, 1996 - Education - 154 pages
Readers Theatre is a simple, effective, and risk-free way to get children reading; stories and concepts come alive as children write, perform, and interpret their roles. Learning with Readers Theatre provides strategies, organizers, and scripts that can be used as is or as models for readers' own scripts. You'll find a myriad of great ideas for planning and organizing Readers Theatre, oral interpretation, connecting Readers Theatre to storytelling, writing scripts--both original and adapted, staging and blocking, cross-curricular connections, integrating and involving children in assessment and evaluation, inviting and including others. This book is ideal for teachers just starting with Readers Theatre and for those experienced teachers who want more great ideas and strategies.

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Articulating Our Beliefs
Getting Started with Readers Theatre
Oral Interpretation
Writing Scripts
Connecting Curriculum With Readers Theatre
Inviting Including and Informing Others
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About the author (1996)

Neill Dixon, B.ED.(SEC), MA is a retired school principal and has taught in schools in both New Zealand and British Columbia. Since retiring, he has presented workshops in Readers Theatre to teachers and lectured at numerous universities throughout Canada

Anne Davies, PhD, has worked in most Canadian provinces, in American states, and overseas. She works with educators at every level-primary to post-secondary, as well as with parents. Anne is involved with schools and jurisdictions in multi-year projects, working closely with local educators. This allows her to help people find assessment-for-learning solutions that work in a specific context. Anne does sessions at home in the Comox Valley, and works with educators in various locations to provide workshops to meet local needs. She also works with professional development and instructional leaders. Anne has written and produced numerous multimedia resources and books, including Making Classroom Assessment Work and co-authoring the Knowing What Counts series. Her newest project is a multimedia resource titled The Facilitator's Guide to Classroom Assessment (K12).

Colleen Politano, M.Ed., is a consultant working for school districts and the Bureau of Education & Research in British Columbia. She presents workshops on a wide variety of topics, including literacy, brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, multi-age classrooms, and authentic assessment. Colleen was a classroom teacher for 36 years and a recipient of the Canadian Teachers' Federation Hilroy Fellowship for innovation in education. She has co-authored several books.

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