June 12 - July 26 (no classes the week of July 4)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (PST)
1:15PM - 2:15PM (CST)
Online via Zoom
In this course, students will nurture their inner reader and thespian!
As part of our summer Critical Reading and Writing series, the Reading Theater class will give 2nd- and 3rd-graders an opportunity to practice their interpretive and performance skills as they participate in a variety of engaging activities and interactive games. Students will read short stories reimagined as stage scripts, and learn to detect and interpret general themes. They will write an original script to be performed toward the end of the class, and learn to develop dialogue, plot, and characterization as they go through the writing process.
Throughout our reading theater performances and discussions, students will be expected to participate, ask questions, and support answers by connecting prior knowledge with literal information found in, and inferred from, the text. Students will use volume, pitch, phrasing, pace, modulation and gestures appropriately to enhance meaning and expression as they read aloud. They will use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts and feelings to express experiences and events, or show the response of characters to situations in their writing.
Course Period: Summer 2023