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Reader's Theater

Reader's Theater has been a 6th grade elective in some school years.

In this 10-week class, students learn to give effective oral presentations and explore various aspects of script writing.


  • work successfully in flexible collaborative groups
  • develop convincing attributes that assist in adding credibility to a character
  • incorporate weekly themes into a script
  • establish and develop a plot and setting
  • provide constructive feedback to presenters
  • willingly receive constructive feedback from peers
  • connect verbal communication to nonverbal messages
  • cultivate academic courage

Each class begins with Silent Sustained Reading. Selected books are based on student choice. Every week students are assigned new groups to develop a script. All group members contribute their ideas to the final writing of the script.

Box (Spring 2023)

The Beatles (Fall 2017)

I Love the Eighties (Spring 2017)

It's the Jazz, Man (Fall 2016)

Mr. Kim's Reader's Theater class performed the jazz-themed show It's the Jazz, Man - a night of spoken word set to jazz.

Around the World in 80 Days (Fall 2016)

Around the World in 80 Days

Mr. Kim's Reader's Theater class performed its short interpretation of Around the World in 80 Days, starring T’sai Cade as Phileas Fogg and Alfredo Hernandez-Sanchez as Passepartout.

There was art by students of Ms. Goldin and special guest Ballet Folklórico Son de la Palma (after-school dance class), which had a fundraiser preceding the show.

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