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Benefits of Readers Theater

ReadersTheaterAllYearBugSo, what is being said about Readers Theater? 

I can't keep up with all of it here.  Our Pinterest boards and our Facebook page ( do a better job of staying current.  

Still, here you'll find some benefits of Readers Theater.  (Of course, if you fill out the colorful balloon box to your right you'll receive a list of 52+ Benefits of Readers Theater.)

You may think you don't have time for Readers Theater because of the pressures of preparing for standardized testing.  Yet, some teachers actually believe Readers Theater HELPS standardized test scores!  

There are ALWAYS ways to sneak in Readers Theater or incorporate it into integrated learning experiences.  Why include regular Readers Theater?

Readers Theater builds life skills.

Readers Theater motivates students.   

Readers Theater helps you champion your learners into leaders.


See the growing collection of articles below for more facts and stories on the benefits of Readers Theater:



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Praise from Teachers

...Keep doing what you are doing.  There are not enough quality scripts available for children and teens.  So many are inappropriate from a parent's perspective.  As a teacher I want to also build character and integrity while I teach a subject.  Why can't drama build up, inspire and be thought provoking?...Anyway, keep doing what you're doing...we need all the help we can get!
Jen H., Drama teacher

> ...I have been teaching for 35 years. RT has been part of my education journey for the majority of that time. Initially my experience with it was as a performance genre in the Drama Curriculum. Now I use it across the curriculum - a wonderful high motivation strategy in the language program - particularly reading - and so much more as you would know. I was drawn to your 'community' by the idea of leadership... I think what you're doing is wonderful..."
Graham B. Former primary teacher (now a Visual Art and Drama specialist)

Readers Theater All Year is the most comprehensive collection of Readers Theater scripts and resources I have found on the internet!...Thank you Carol for your leadership and vision and for making Readers Theater so accessible for teachers and parents.
Daniel Fiore, Elementary teacher/author What They Have Taught Me

I found the free readers theater online scripts, teaching tips, and curriculum teleseminars at Readers Theater All Year very inspirational to me. I used the Twelve Days of Christmas...Vacation script in my ESOL classes before Christmas break and my students all enjoyed it..
Lily T. Teacher (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

"> ..We did Squanto's Squash for the family on Thanksgiving and [my sons] participated and loved it. I am so excited about making this a major part of homeschooling. What a great way to learn!
Bethany P. Homeschooling Mom

> our script "The Earth Day Hen and Friends" I've used this! The kids love it. Thank you for sharing...It's just right for all levels in the class...Your free scripts are wonderful!...They learn so much from drama and reader's theatre...I see the shy ones gain confidence as they read. Fluency and prosody increases with reader's theatre...
Angela D., 3rd grade teacher

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