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Read Alouds – Readers Theatre Guideposts

B = Beginning      D = Developing      A = Achieving

Code breaker
Decoding the codes and conventions of written and spoken texts, eg:
   D   A 
transfers written text into oral text      
interprets words and associated meanings through dramatic performance      
develops good oral reading skills through modelled shared reading experience      
develops effective oral expression and intonation to engage the audience      
Text user
Understanding the purposes of different written, spoken and visual texts for different cultural and social functions, eg:
listens to and shares the experiences of texts with others      
explores varying interactions between characters according to the context in which the interactions occur      
interprets and adapts texts ensuring that the group works towards a consensus that accommodates cultural differences      
understands through experience that reading is a shared endeavour that is enjoyable      
Text participant
Comprehending written, spoken and visual texts, eg:
interprets texts and demonstrates comprehension through performance      
forms a shared understanding of the meaning to be conveyed through group rehearsal of oral presentation      
listens to interpretations and explanations of others in order to enhance comprehension skills      
Text analyst
Understanding how texts position readers, viewers and listeners, eg:
recognises the modes of interaction between characters and the variety of views held by the characters portrayed      
understands that reading is an interpretative process      
analyses the text in terms of characters, setting, and dramatic representation      
considers the importance of the imagination in creating visual interpretations of texts      

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