Characteristics of an Effective Readers Theater Reader

Linda Cornwell, Literacy Expert and former teacher, Carmel, Indiana


An effective reader….

  • Reads with expression, proper emphasis, and clear enunciation, using his/her voice effectively to convey meaning.
  • Projects to the audience.
  • Is familiar with the part and is able to read it with fluency.
  • Paces himself/herself effectively.
  • Uses props, when employed, effectively (the script is a prop).
  • Demonstrates poise and self-confidence.

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