Reader's theatre is a style of theatre in which the actors do not memorize their lines. Rather, they either go through their blocking holding scripts and reading off their lines, or else sit/stand together on a stage and read through the script together. In Reader's theatre, actors use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, and intricate blocking.
According to some drama teachers, plays have built-in strategies to help students improve their reading skills. The acting out of dialogue causes readers to work more closely with the text to project and interpret meaning into the reading experience. Consequently, students gain improvement in vocabulary, comprehension, and retention. Reading in a small group provides reading role models which is also proven to improve reading skills in students. Research has shown that Reader's theatre can improve reading fluency, word choice and comprehension.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Fundraiser for AGATE
We are now starting our final fundraiser for the year. We will be selling tickets ($1) for a chance to win a one-half day guided fishing trip with Mr. Cody Smith. 100% of the profits from this fundraiser will go into your child’s account. If you are going on the trip this year, the amount that you sell will be deducted from your final trip payment. Even if you are not going on the trip, your child has an account set up, and the money made from this fundraiser can be applied to any trip in the future. If you would like to participate, please send a note letting me know how many tickets you would like and I will send them home with your child.
A little information about Mr. Smith:
Please take a few minutes to browse the website at www.fishgreersferry.com and see all that we have to offer as well as to learn a little more about our guide service and the area.
Whether it is a deep water electronics trip, a tournament pre fishin run, family outing, map reading and interpreting, or just a good day on the water we will design a trip built specifically for YOU! Just know that we will do all that is necessary to make your day a day you will not soon forget! I encourage you to bring the children, as well as the Grandparents- we cater to all ages. Come on an Catch the good life here on Greers Ferry Lake!
Species We Can Target Include:
Walleye, Hybrid Striper, White Bass, Trophy Smallmouth, Large mouth, Kentucky’s, Crappie, Catfish, Bluegills, as well as Brown Trout, Rainbows, Cutthroat, Brookies and Chain Pickerel.
For more information, please contact Cody S. Smith, at (501) 691-5701
Monday, January 16, 2012
Heber Springs Junior High Quiz Bowl Team
Dear Junior High Quiz Bowl Team,
I am excited about competing in the Bauxite Quiz Bowl tournament on January 28, 2012.We will be traveling to Bauxite Schools, 800 School Street in Bauxite. The bus will leave the school at 6:30 a.m. We will meet in the GATE room and then board the bus. We will probably not have time to go and get lunch, so please send your child with a sack lunch. I will provide a cooler for drinks. Depending on how we play in the tournament, we may stop for dinner somewhere along the way. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions (501) 691-3288. I look forward to seeing you on Saturday!!! Please don’t forget to wear a Panther/Heber Springs shirt.
Please sign the attached permission slip and return before Friday.
Special Trip Authorization:
As parent/guardian of the above student, I hereby grant permission for said student to participate in the Bauxite Quiz Bowl on January 28, 2012. We will be riding a bus to Bauxite and then back to the school. Students will need to bring a sack lunch for this trip.