readers’ theater, fluency, reading, self-assessment
The need for fluent readers is clear in schools today as many readers are lacking reading fluency. This qualitative study examined the influence Readers’ Theater, a reading strategy, has on reading fluency. The following questions were addressed: 1) How does Reader's Theater influence reading fluency? 2) How did students’ selfassessment influence reading fluency? 3) How did teacher assessment influence reading fluency? The participants included four third-grade students from an elementary school in the Midwest. The findings suggested that Readers’ Theater positively influenced student’s reading fluency. Students’ self-assessment was helpful in getting students to become more aware of their reading. Teacher feedback and assessment was the most beneficial to student’s reading during this study. Role duality and a shorter data collection timeline were limitations to this study. Given the positive results of this study, further research using the Reader’s Theater strategy in other content areas should be explored.
"Getting into character: A qualitative study on readers’ theater and fluency,"
Journal of Applied and Educational Research: Vol. 2
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholars.fhsu.edu/jaer/vol2/iss1/3