Dorothy and I have successfully completed a reader's theater movie of the story Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Attached we have included our lesson plan with the script. Enjoy the video by Rose Hill Kindergartner's and Alsup First Grader's.
Our overall thoughts on our project:
*students were extremely engaged
*reading expression improved
*students learned/understood story elements and sequence
*web cam worked well
*family involvement to help students remember lines
*student collaboration before, during and after filming (rehearsing, rehearsing,
*Teacher collaboration (within schools and across district)
*Movie Maker transitions were more smooth than anticipated
*Teacher's need to more thoroughly adapt the script (some of the lines were cut
off into two clips).
*Wish we had time to make more reader's theater videos!