We have been learning about the importance of reading fluently.
This means to read smoothly, at the right pace, paying attention to punctuation, and with the right expression. Reading with fluency is very important for reading comprehension.
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 our performance of a Reader’s Theater script from the book Wayside School is Falling Down by the hilarious author Louis Sachar.
If you enjoyed this reader’s theater performance, you might like our previous ones about Wayside School also; Joe Learns to Count and Miss Zarves, or this fractured fairy tale – Don’t Mess With Red Riding Hood.
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!