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Reading: Comprehension

Building Literacy through Oral Interpretation, Drama, and Storytelling (Grades 1-6 and 7-12)


Put literacy on stage in your classroom! This workshop will show you how to help your students develop key literacy skills through oral language, drama, and storytelling. Because students become more literate when they internalize language presented in dramatic ways, they need clear access to those strategies that will help them do so. This workshop will focus on the following: ways to read aloud to students, how to teach students how to read aloud expressively, how and why to use drama in the classroom, techniques for introducing drama, techniques for improvisation, and strategies for storytelling.


Presented by: Keith Polette



Additional Comprehension Topics
Comprehension Strategies
Questioning, a Strategy to Promote Engaged Readers
Book Clubs/Literature Circles
The Ultimate In-Class Training Guide to Strategy Instruction
Teaching Comprehension to Build Strong Readers
Spotlight on Comprehension (K-6)
Revisit, Reflect, Retell
Tools for Tapping In: Spotlight on Comprehension
Many Ways of Knowing: Using the Arts to Deepen Understanding
Did You Say "I Don't Have Time For the Arts?" (K-8)
Have You Ever Thought About Comprehension Scaffolding with Poetry? (K-8)
Strengthening Comprehension with The Super Six Comprehension Strategies
"What did that say?"
Inspiring Brilliant Reading and Creating ACTIVE Readers
Creating an ACTIVE Reading Workshop at the Elementary Grades (K-5)
Going Visual – Understanding the Link Between Comprehending What We See and Reading Instruction
Creating Strategic ACTIVE Readers at the Middle and High School
Building Literacy through Oral Interpretation, Drama, and Storytelling
Habits of Highly Effective Readers: Six Key Comprehension Strategies and How to Teach Them Grades 2-8
What a Question! How QAR, Question Cubes and I Wonders Support Reading for Meaning Grades 2-8
Reading Between the LinesÉTeaching Students to Make Inferences Grades 2-8
Powerful Strategies to Enhance Comprehension K-6