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Reader's Theater (Reading)

Beginning Reading

Reader’s Theater is not designed for beginning reading.

Upper Elementary School

Reader’s Theater has limited evidence of effectiveness for upper elementary reading. The one qualifying study included in this review showed an effect size of +0.27.

Middle/High School

Reader’s Theater is not designed for middle/high school reading.

About Reader's Theater

Reader’s Theater is a cooperative learning method designed to enhance students’ reading by having them read the scripts of plays.

More on this review

For more on the review of Reader’s Theater, read the BEE review of upper elementary reading.

More on Reader's Theater

For more information on Reader’s Theater, visit www.teacher.scholastic.com/products/instructor/readerstheater.htm.

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia (BEE)

For other reviews of research on education programs, see the Best Evidence Encyclopedia homepage at www.bestevidence.org.

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