The Country Mouse and the City Mouse Visit the Third Grade: Engaging Activities for Developing Reading Fluency and Comprehension

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Readers’ theater can provide an enjoyable foundation for students to become more fluent readers. In addition, children must become physically and emotionally, as well as academically, involved in learning to read. Procedures arepresented for having students perform plays and engage in 1. artistic endeavors, 2. performance reading, 3. social interaction, 4. repeated readings, and 5. story retelling. Suggestions presented herein are appropriate for application in a variety of learning environments and with many types of literature.