Education and Human Sciences, College of (CEHS)


Readers Theatre: Evidence for art infused Reading Instructional Strategy.

Guy Trainin, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Nancy Andrzejczak, University of California, Riverside
Barbara R. Egbert, Lake Elsinore Unified School District

Document Type Article


While Readers’ Theatre has often been cited as a repeated reading strategy (Rasinski, 2000) few studies have shown its actual contribution to students reading performance. The series of studies presented here show that a carefully conducted Readers’ Theatre component can increase student performance in both fluency and comprehension. The evidence from the three studies shows not only that Readers’ Theatre is an effective strategy when used by experts but that it can be implemented successfully in the classroom.