In this lively and dramatic summer course, students read theater scenes to practice their critical analysis skills and put on their own original production.

Live instructors help students (ages 9–12) build skills for reading and interpreting theater scenes as they work together to write and rehearse a show-stopping performance of their own!

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Readers Theater

Grade
4–5
Term
Summer
Length
2 weeks or 4 weeks
Daily In-Class Time
3 hours or 1.5 hours
Tuition
$749.00
Skills
Textual analysis, annotation, script reading, script writing
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    Choose the right level

    This course is recommended for students entering Grade 4 or 5. We recommend that students enroll in Language Arts courses at grade level.

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    Curriculum

    Watch your student take the stage in this exciting course. Students build important textual analysis skills as they learn about the art of theater and performance, including how to read, annotate, and even write their own scripts. During class, students analyze and act out a range of texts for the stage, as well as develop their own pieces.

    Each lesson also features interactive games, acting exercises, and other fun activities designed to bring out their inner thespian!

    Students must purchase the required book(s) before the start of the course.

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    Format

    Our instructors hold classes virtually, in a small-sized (10-16 students) videoconferencing classroom. With a small class size, teachers can give individualized attention to each student, providing real-time verbal and written feedback and supporting students' growth as writers.

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    Homework

    Our Language Arts summer courses do not include homework. Students receive frequent feedback on their writing and present their work throughout the course.

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    Drop and refund policies

    If you drop a summer course before the start of your first class session, we'll issue a full refund for the course tuition. No refunds will be issued for withdrawing from a summer course after the start of your first class session. We do not accept Language Arts book returns, since they are purchased from a third party.

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    Schedule

    Our summer course offerings meet five days a week, Monday through Friday. We offer this course in two timing formats. Both cover the same course material.

    • The two-week course meets for 3 hours each day.
    • The four-week course meets for 1.5 hours each day.
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“Readers' Theater teaches kids how to think about literature. So many kids, and lots of adults too, just process words when they read and they don't think about the implications of what they just read. They don't think about why the text was written the way it was written. They don't think about character motivations. This is critical to becoming a good student of literature and, eventually, a good writer.”

Schedule

Course Fee: $749.00
Jun 21 - Jul 2
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 8500
Jul 12 - Aug 6
Mon - Fri
9:30 am - 11:00 am ET
8:30 am - 10:00 am CT
7:30 am - 9:00 am MT
6:30 am - 8:00 am PT
ID: 8501
ENROLL
Mon - Fri
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm ET
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm CT
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm MT
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 8502
ENROLL
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Mon - Fri
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm ET
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm CT
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm MT
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm PT
ID: 9363
ENROLL
3 spots left
Jul 19 - Aug 13
Mon - Fri
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CT
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MT
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PT
ID: 8503
Mon - Fri
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm ET
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm CT
11:30 am - 1:00 pm MT
10:30 am - 12:00 pm PT
ID: 9396
ENROLL
Aug 9 - Aug 20
Mon - Fri
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm ET
11:30 am - 2:30 pm CT
10:30 am - 1:30 pm MT
9:30 am - 12:30 pm PT
ID: 9330
ENROLL
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“Readers' Theater teaches kids how to think about literature. So many kids, and lots of adults too, just process words when they read and they don't think about the implications of what they just read. They don't think about why the text was written the way it was written. They don't think about character motivations. This is critical to becoming a good student of literature and, eventually, a good writer.”