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Teacher Tips: Readers Theater for Struggling Readers

  If you have a struggling reader in your classroom, you already know how that student feels about reading anything out loud. And yet, reading out loud is one of the best ways to improve students' oral fluency. For instance, within Imagine Language & Literacy, struggling readers gain confidence as they read and repeat text from leveled books and regularly participate in activities like Fluent Reader. What's more, when teachers listen back to the recordings, they can easily track student progress toward oral fluency. But Readers Theater can be another way to engage struggling readers and help them read aloud--with expression. Why a Readers Theater? If all the world's a stage, then every classroom can be transformed into a theater--in this case, a Readers Theater, which:
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