California Standards for the Teaching Profession: Standard One
ENGAGING & SUPPORTING ALL STUDENTS IN LEARNING
1.1 Connecting studentsí prior knowledge, life experience, and interests with learning goals
1.2 Using a variety of instructional strategies and resources to respond to studentsí diverse needs
1.3 Facilitating learning experiences that promote autonomy, interaction, and choice
1.4 Engaging students in problem solving, critical thinking, and other activities that make subject matter meaningful
1.5 Promoting self-directed, reflective learning for all students

 
In this mini-unit on Reader's Theater, students were encouraged to work as a group while each having individual responsibilities. The entire unit was met with strong enthusiasm, as students had a wide breadth of choices in creating their final product, a reader's theater play to be presented to the class.
View the rough draft and final draft of one group's play.
View lesson plans for the unit.

 
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