Plays are a great way to give students the repeated reading practice they need to become fluent readers. Written at students' independent reading level, these whimsical folk and fairy tale plays will capture students' interest and motivate them to read and practice their lines, helping them to improve automaticity, reading rate, expression, and phrasing. Includes tips for building fluency, a teacher rubric, a student self-assessment checklist, and background information, discussion questions, and extension activities for each play.
After each group has performed a play, have students switch parts. This will provide expanded fluency practice by allowing students to experience different characters and varied punctuation, phrasing, and intonation. It will also give students a chance to enjoy reading large roles as well as small ones and, at the same time, ensure that each student gets adequate reading time for fluency practice.