Level Up Reader’s Theater

Take Reader’s Theater to the next level by utilizing GarageBand. Reader’s Theater is an excellent way for students to practice fluency, prosody, and accuracy. Students can create different readers by changing their own voice with the voice changer. This is a great way for students to exercise their own creativity, as well as a low pressure environment for more reserved students to participate in the activity. 

Make sure to provide your students with appropriate reading level text with multiple speakers for this to be successful. Some example texts are dramas or plays, poems, short stories.  Listen to my attached example.


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Tagged in: Reading, Creativity, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), Early Learning, GarageBand, iPad, Technology Integration, Student Engagement

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Posted on December 14, 2022

Love that this can be used in many grade levels! Definitely sharing with the reading coaches at my campuses!

Posted on January 23, 2023

Reading, speaking, listening. ❤️ how GarageBand can promote essential literacy skills while supporting a staple of the elementary school classroom - Reader's Theater 📖🎭.

Thanks for sharing instructions and highlighting such a great use of GarageBand for ANY classroom, Ashley.

Posted on January 23, 2023

What an awesome idea! A great way to weave in some excitement and creativity into this process 🙌🏻

Posted on January 24, 2023

Sometimes Voice Memos is enough for students to do a fluency recording… but your post shows how creativity can be amplified by letting students use GarageBand sometimes as well! Love the simple step guide you share as well… Bravo!

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