Reader's Theater: Creative, Engaging Language Instruction

By Char Boshart, M.A., CCC-SLP

This 2-hour video course is available at SpeechTherapypd.com.  Earn ASHA CEUs in the comfort of your own home!

Course Description:

This 2-hour video course focuses on how to strategically incorporate readers theatre into language therapy, primarily for second or third grade up to older students.

Readers theater is an all-encompassing activity and generates the best of receptive and expressive language and literacy skills.  It assists with reading and deep understanding, syntax, grammar, facial and body expressions, turn-taking, and more.

We explore the differences between a “play” and readers theatre, and learn not only how to find the right script and what type of script to look for, but use the script as a core technique for language instruction.  The book series “Reading Friends” is a favorite and is addressed.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Describe at least five reasons why reader’s theater is a beneficial activity to do with language delayed children.
  • Explain why reader’s theatre is more effective in therapy than doing scripted plays.
  • Explain where to access and how to choose reader’s theatre scripts that are appropriate.
  • Explain the process of using reader’s theater as a therapy technique to enhance vocabulary, syntax, grammar, and expression.
  • Describe how to use Hoberman’s books to impact language and literacy skills.

Go to SpeechTherapypd.com to register!