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Reader’s Theater

Reader's Theater

Mrs. Purdie’s 7th grade English classes at Poquoson Middle School created a ‘Reader’s Theater’ using the script from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee.  Groups of students prepared to either be the prosecution, defense, witnesses, jury, or judge to try the case from the novel.  After each group prepared their part, they stated their case to the judge.  Using the ‘Reader’s Theater’ strategy can entice the most reluctant and disinterested reader to read with greater ease.   In concert with social studies classes the students were made familiar with the Civil Rights movement and the Great Depression.

Pictured:  Evan Harris (as Judge Taylor), Genevieve Ingram (as Mayella Ewell), and Sonora Sherman (as Scout)