student understands and uses different skills and strategies to
The student uses communication strategies and skills to work
effectively with others.
student applies a
performance process in the arts:
format of a radio play, students will read with fluency and
of reading selection. This
works best with a selection that has a lot of dialogue.
Classroom props such as musical instruments
Certain books on tape are recorded in the manner of a radio
play such as Phillip Pullman’s Golden Compass, where
different actors assume the different parts.
This is a good model for students to follow.
Break the class into small reading groups.
Assign each group a portion of the reading selection, and
then have the group divide the selection up into parts with one
student serving as narrator.
Students read the selection together, each assuming his or her
Students create a radio play of their assigned piece.
They must supply sound effects and read with the expression
intended by the author and the punctuation supplied in the text.
This can be a jig saw activity with each group assuming a
different part of the story, tying the assigned piece together.
This is very
effective for fluency and for comprehension.
Parts must be read as written so students must be able to
follow the cues of punctuation and interpret the “character”
of the character.