We have been learning about the importance of reading fluently.
This means to read smoothly, at the right pace, and with the right expression.
A great way to practice reading fluently is with Reader’s Theater scripts. Reader’s Theater scripts are kind of like scripts for a play, but instead of acting the parts out, the readers have to use their voices to bring the reading to life. They are fun for the readers, but also for people who are reading along in their head.
Below is a performance of a Reader’s Theater script from the book Sideways Stories From Wayside School by the hilarious author Louis Sachar. The readers are Benjamin, Caitrin, Grace, Lucy, Nicholas, and RJ.
The Wayside School books are very strange and very humorous. If you like these kind of books, give them a read, you will be laughing for sure!
Here is a copy of the script that you can download to practice this reader’s theater with your own class.