READING FOR FLUENCY: READERS THEATER ABOUT THE RAINFOREST (PAGE 33)
In the opening of this lesson, students are introduced to a poem about being a rainforest researcher. The purpose is to briefly expose students to another form of literature and engage them in an opportunity to practice fluency as a warm-up for their Readers Theater. Students work with this poem again as part of their homework.
In this lesson, students create a mini Readers Theater about one event described in The Most Beautiful Roof in the World. Students will be familiar with Readers Theater based on their Module 1 Performance Task, in which they created Readers Theater scenes based on Esperanza Rising.
Students create their mini Readers Theater in triads. Use intentional grouping to allow students who struggle with language the opportunity to fully participate.