We are going to take a FUN approach to reading by performing Readers Theater! It requires no sets, costumes, props, or memorized lines. The student's goal is to read a script aloud and effectively so the audience can visualize the action. Performers (students) bring the text alive by using voice, facial expressions, and gestures. Readers Theater helps to: develop fluency through repeated exposure to text, increase comprehension, engage students, increase reading motivation, create confidence and improve self-image of students, provide a real reason for reading, and provides an opportunity for cooperative learning, AND IT'S FUN! Sign up Now! Material covered in this course will be *different* from that covered in previous courses. No extra course fee.
For each class, students with IDDs may be dropped off at the UT Littlefield Café to socialize for 30 minutes with each other and screened volunteer students from UT. Students will then participate in an interactive discussion about the topic for the day in the Biomedical Engineering (BME) building across from the café. Here they can follow along with handouts of class slides and bring in their homework to discuss with their peers. Lastly, students will complete simple but fun projects. Families can pick up their student by the café at the end of each class. Occasional student absences are acceptable due to vacations and illnesses.
Please address all questions, including requesting information about available scholarships, to program coordinator Jon Pierce.