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Reader's Theater

Reader's Theater has been a 6th grade elective in some school years.

In this 10-week class, students learn to give effective oral presentations and explore various aspects of script writing.


  • work successfully in flexible collaborative groups
  • develop convincing attributes that assist in adding credibility to a character
  • incorporate weekly themes into a script
  • establish and develop a plot and setting
  • provide constructive feedback to presenters
  • willingly receive constructive feedback from peers
  • connect verbal communication to nonverbal messages
  • cultivate academic courage

Each class begins with Silent Sustained Reading. Selected books are based on student choice. Every week students are assigned new groups to develop a script. All group members contribute their ideas to the final writing of the script.

See also

Teachers who have taught this class:

Mr. Kim

Ms. Shimizu

Fall 2016: Around the World in 80 Days

Mr. Kim's Reader's Theater class performed its short interpretation of Around the World in 80 Days, starring T’sai Cade as Phileas Fogg and Alfredo Hernandez-Sanchez as Passepartout.

There was art by students of Ms. Goldin and special guest Ballet Folklórico Son de la Palma (after-school dance class), which had a fundraiser preceding the show.

Around the World in 80 daysBallet Folk rico Son de la Palmas logo

Fall 2016: It's the Jazz, Man

Mr. Kim's Reader's Theater class performed the jazz-themed show It's the Jazz, Man - a night of spoken word set to jazz, in October 2016. See the flyer.