Reader’s Theater is a fun and accessible way to bring dramatic presentation into your classroom. This technique helps your students understand what they read, demonstrate reading fluency, and work collaboratively. In DIY Reader’s Theater, students are write their own scripts from different types of fiction or non-fiction reading passages.
This strategy allows students the opportunity to ask three questions, leading them into their own learning through deeper investigation. Introduced by Trace Dominguez at DENSI 2015, this strategy reinforces the concept that when students generate their own questions about a story, text, problem, or topic, it piques student interest and gives purpose for reading or research thus driving learning through inquiry.
Sarah Yuska uses SOS: The Question Is… to help her students make sense of challenging scientific information. Read about how her students participated in this strategy during a recent lesson on cell structure.
Discovery Education Community members share ideas for combining favorite SOS strategies – it’s a Tech or Treat Monster Mash!
The Spotlight On Strategies series is one of Discovery Education’s most popular resources. First introduced 2012, these strategies help teachers use media in effective and engaging ways in their classrooms. The best part about the SOS is that they are flexible and can be used across grade levels and content areas. We are excited for our new SOS series that spotlights teachers, showing off how they have put the SOS to work in their classrooms!