Thursday, August 15, 2013

Puppet Shows to Improve Reading!

We often use the "Character Cut-Outs" to make puppets.  We work with a partner to act out the story.  One student will hide behind a privacy folder while the other reads the story aloud.  When they are finished, they switch roles.  This is great for listening and following directions (the puppets have to do what the reader says), reading fluency and reading with expression, working on setting and characters.  It is also really fun to record one of the groups and then play the video on the board.  They get so excited to see themselves and their friends!

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