This just sparked an idea for me. I have a vague remembrance of an open mic, dramatic reading night held at bookstores and cafes. It would be great to have pairs of students (even trios) to do a dramatic reading night. Wow, my mind just started running. I think the open mic night could be done a few times a year to really get parents involved. Could be done for each 9-week grading period. Maybe have groups of kids re-enact a few books that were studied over the period? Another night could be for kids to sing/rap about the stories they read. Poetry, dramatic reading, Re-enactment of a book, and Songs/Raps about books read. Any other ideas? I would love to hear them! I love this idea of giving kids a voice and a platform to show off what they are learning! Thanks Beth!
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