The effects of reader's theater in a first grade classroom
The research question addressed is: What effects does Reader's Theater have on the reading comprehension of first grade students? It documents one teacher's use of Reader's Theater as a tool to strengthen primary students' reading comprehension. Key influences included peers, former and current students, and authors such as Keene, Miller, and Zimmerman, etc. The author uses traditional reading of stories and Reader's Theater along with student retelling to assess reading comprehension. She discusses results and continuing paths of study using Reader's Theater and first grade students including: 1) students and their connections between story text and their personal lives 2) using Reader's Theater as a way of matching primary grade males with text for increased motivation 3) improved comprehension in first grade readers due to repetition with one story.
Sullwold, Stacy E., "The effects of reader's theater in a first grade classroom" (2006). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 1757.