Before students perform their Readers Theaters in this lesson, they have time to practice with the props they have gathered for homework. Remind groups that the props should help the audience better understand their interpretation of the novel and the message (key quote) they are trying to communicate. Ensure that students understand the props should not be distracting, as that would take the audience focus away from the message they are trying to communicate.
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Bilingual Language Progressions
These resources, developed by the New York State Education Department, provide standard-level scaffolding suggestions for English Language Learners (ELLs) to help them meet grade-level demands. Each resource contains scaffolds at multiple levels of language acquisition and describes the linguistic demands of the standards to help ELA teachers as well as ESL/bilingual teachers scaffold content for their English learning students.
From EngageNY.org of the New York State Education Department. Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 3 Lesson 5.
Available from engageny.org/resource/grade-8-ela-module-2a-unit-3-lesson-5; accessed 2015-05-29.
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