Reading for Fluency: Readers Theater about the Rainforest (Page 33)

Lights, camera, action. Scholars use page 33 of The Most Beautiful Roof in the World to create a readers theater. They work in triads and use sticky notes to mark and create their own speaking parts from sections of the text. They then watch and give feedback on group performances. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the different formats used in nonfiction, plays, and poems
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 11 of 15 in 5th Grade ELA Module 2a, Unit 2
  • Must complete lessons in sequence
  • Uses sticky notes and highlighters
Pros
  • Incorporates poetry with informational text
  • Offers a rubric for readers theater
Cons
  • None