Elementary Reader’s Theatre

Elementary Reader’s Theatre

5th-8th grade
Teacher: Jeffrey Chadwick

Grade Level(s): 4-6

Class Cost and Length in Weeks:
$12/week for 32 Weeks*
$30 material fee

Class Size: Min 5 / Max 12


This class is for students who do not want to be in a stage production but would like to learn about the performing arts. Students will use only vocal expressions as they read a script adapted from literature. It requires no sets, costumes, props, or memorized lines. Reading fluency will improve throughout the year. This would be a good class for reluctant readers.

Character Development

  • Who is my character?
  • What do they think?
  • Why are they the way they are?
  • What can I do to make my character more real?
  • What kinds of voices, facial expressions, and reactions should characters have as the other characters are speaking?

Students will learn:

  • Basic vocabulary of theatre- IE: stage left/right/program/break a leg
  • Costume design and importance of stage productions
  • Prop design and use in stage productions
  • Survey of responsibilities of the sound and light technicians

They will end the year with a performance just for the parents and their family.

*Please see our Payment Details page for more information.

2019-2020 Schedule

  • F - Far Side 2

    2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

    Mr. Chadwick