Guided Reading Planning Cards: Readers’ Theatre

Readers’ Theatre

Content Domain – KS1

1a

1b

1c

1d

1e

Identify and explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information.

Content Domain – KS2

2a

2b

2c

2d

2e

2f

2g

2h

Retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.

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You will need a dialogue heavy text that children can actually highlight. The website http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk is good source of texts. For featured books, the first chapter can usually be downloaded as a PDF.

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Allocate character roles to children and then ask them to read the text closely and highlight what their character says. You may also need to allocate the role of narrator for the bits in between the dialogue. The group then practise, perform and evaluate their piece. This activity allows the teacher to listen their group reading aloud to help them to assess the word reading aspects of the reading curriculum.

The performance session can be followed up by questioning using retrieval and inference question stems as well as appropriate test type questions.

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Written Feedback – Horton Park Primary

Test Questions – KS1

Give two

Questions words –

Where is the story is set?

Who is the main character? etc

Test Questions – KS2

Give two

Long Sentence

Write down