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Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance

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Improving Fluency through Group Literary Performance

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Five 50-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


Lesson Plans

Student Interactives


Strategy Guides

Professional Library



Grades   3 – 5  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Reading Idol! Bringing Readers Theatre Center Stage in Your Classroom

Students produce a Readers Theatre performance to compete to be named the Reading Idol. Students vote on the final performances and record them as podcasts.


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Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Organizing & Summarizing

Venn Diagram

This interactive tool allows students to create Venn diagrams that contain two or three overlapping circles, enabling them to organize their information logically.


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Grades   3 – 12  |  Printout  |  Assessment Tool

Readers Theatre Rubric

This rubric is designed to be used for any Readers Theatre performance. Students are scored both individually in the areas of delivery and cooperation and as a group in the area of active, on-task participation.


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Grades   K – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Choral Reading

During choral reading, students read together orally. Repeated, supported reading helps students read with greater expression and read unfamiliar words with greater ease.


Grades   1 – 5  |  Strategy Guide

Readers Theatre

Readers Theatre integrates oral reading, literature, and the performing arts. This strategy can entice the most reluctant and disinterested reader to become engaged in reading.


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Grades   9 – 12  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Co-Authoring in the Classroom: Creating an Environment for Effective Collaboration

Co-Authoring in the Classroom argues for the inclusion of co-authoring in writing instruction and provides theoretical and research background to support the value of this strategy.


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