English Language Arts Grade 6
Speaking and Listening Standard 6
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grade 6 Language Standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)
Aaron Shephard's Readers Theater
A collection of stories that have been written for a reader's theater. Many of the stories include tips for presenting a reader's theater as well as other resources.
A great resource for fluency practice.
Literature Circles: Getting Started
This lesson from ReadWriteThink explores Literature Circles, a great way to supplement a reading program in a literature-based classroom. Students create and answer comprehension questions, discover new vocabulary, and examine elements of literature.
This site provides resources and activities to encourage storytelling in the classroom. The Story Theater includes several stories that are read outloud. The story library has a collection of short stories good for retelling. There is also a collection of lesson plans, activities, and techniques for using storytelling in the classroom.
The Reading Performance
This lesson from ReadWritethink presents an adaptation of the oral recitation lesson: students talk in explicit terms about prosody and gain a new appreciation for written literature intended for oral performance. Technology activities are integrated to instill the value of technology in shaping students' life-long appreciation of literature.
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