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Teresa Marchinek

Teresa Marchinek

Teresa Marchinek has been teaching Readers Theater in Elementary schools across America for almost 10 years.  Her personal twist on Readers Theater has evolved over time and can be applied in a variety of ways. She has taught this program as an extension to language arts curriculum, and as a stand

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Drama - Reader's Theatre


Program description

Possible Curricular Ties:
  • Language Arts (Reading, Fluency, Speech, Literature, Communication).
  • Social Studies (Cultural studies, History).
  • Science (Human systems of sound and projection).
  • Social Emotional Health (Confidence, Social connection , Problem solving, Team building).


Sample Residency Topics:
  • Introduction to public speaking skills through the creative guise of theater performance in

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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance, In-School Residency, Student Showcase Opportunities, Workshops & Classes (In-School)
Artistic Discipline: Acting Techniques, Drama in Education, Improv, Public Speaking, Readers Theatre, Storytelling, Theatre
Subject: Language Arts, Science, Social Emotional Learning, Social Studies, Theatre
Population served: Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4
Bilingual: No


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes

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