Reader's Theatre

How Teamwork Saved the Lake (Set of 5)

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Code: NL4919

ISBN: 9781760014919

No of Pages: 16

Publish Date: 01 June 2015

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The Hubbas and Dubbas live on opposite sides of Lake Ni-Ni. When the lake becomes polluted, they must learn to work together.


Total Words: 1017

Reader's Theatre is a unique and exciting way of increasing reading fluency and comprehension while engaging students of different reading levels and abilities in concepts from across the curricula.

Reader's Theatre is minimal theatre based around reading rather than performing. Narration sets each scene and no props or costumes are needed. Participating students do not need to memorise lines or characters. No preparation is needed other than the assigning of parts. Students first see the text as they are delivering it, a process that aids both engagement and comprehension when compared to other less immediate methods of text delivery.

Performing any of the books in this series, regardless of targeted subject area or designated year level, exposes your students to important elements of Language, Literature and Literacy, the three strands of the English subject in the Australian Curriculum. It is particularly concerned with the Reading and Viewing and Speaking and Listening components of the English Achievement Standards, which recur across every year level.

Because embarking upon a Reader's Theatre piece involves students not only reading text, but delivering it aloud as they do so, all the while interacting with others as they undertake the same task, performances are reinforced with immediate real-world experience and instant, relevant feedback.

Additionally, this book introduces concepts found in the Humanities and Social Sciences, specifically the Civics and Citizenship subject in the Australian Curriculum, which extends from years 3-10 in the F-10 curriculum. It also directly emphasises one of the Cross-Curriculum Priorities common to the entire curriculum - that of Sustainability. No prior knowledge is needed for students to engage with the story - it can serve as a lead-in to instructing students in new concepts or simply as an interesting Reader's Theatre exercise.

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SKU NL4919
Price A$25.00
ISBN 9781760014919
Publish date 2015-06-01 00:00:00
Partner ID 20321
Partner Name Newmark Learning
Key Learning Area Civics and Citizenship, English, Geography