Thursday, March 28, 2013

Reader's Theater

We have been working very hard to improve fluency in 4th grade. Students have been practicing with a rubric that explains what fluent reader sounds like. Students are paying particular attention to Phrasing, Rate, Expression, and Punctuation. Well, let's see how they did...

The Leaf Monster by Amanda McRaney Jenkins
Featuring:  Rhiannon, Claire, Julia, Fiona, Devin, Oscar, and Austin

Gingerbread Boy Uptown by Ian James
Featuring: Sophia, Shawn, Avery, Alvin, Linnea, Xavier, Gavin, Devin, Oscar, and Austin

Why Coyote Stopped Imitating His Friends by Candice Kramer
Featuring: Linnea, Avery, Karoline, Dyna, Phoebe, and River

Please comment!
What is one way you have improved your reading fluency this year?
How does better fluency help you be a better reader?
What is something about your fluency you want to continue to improve?
Give us some feedback!
What did you think of the reading?


  1. Dear room 12, I really enjoyed watching you guy perform because this year our fluency of Reading improved so much. Nice job!
    Sincerely, Rajveer

  2. Dear classmates,
    Room 12 improved a lot at reading and fluency skills over the months than in the first day of 4th grade. Awesome job class, and keep up the good work!
    Sincerely, Fiona

  3. Dear Gavin,
    I really loved the way you took in the theme of the character! You did a wonderful job wrapping like the Gingerbread Boy did in the story. It was really nice!

    You wrap very good!

  4. Dear Mr. Pahl,
    That was fun! I especially loved the ginger bread boy uptown. I liked the part where the ginger bread boy was rapping then the old man ate him! What a greedy ginger bread boy. Can you rap like that? I bet it would be hard.
    From, Claire


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