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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Inservice on Reader's Theatre and Movement

I spent the morning at Salter enjoying the Pat Yates inservice on Reader's Theatre. Since this concept is built into our reading series, it only makes sense to have a little help with how to do it better and how to interject some new ideas. From the smiles on faces, this seemed to be one you enjoyed, and it was certainly not a "sit and get."

I heard equally good things about Mary Foshee's work with grades K-2 at R. L. Young.

Pat Yates talked briefly about the joint production of To Kill a Mockingbird in which Mountain Brook High School and Fairfield High School joined forces. Here is a YouTube video featuring still shots and music (and yes, the music is actually those students singing) from that production.) Realize that YouTube is blocked from within our school system, so you can view the video from home.

Here is an article from The Washington Post on the performance. The production was also the subject of a PBS documentary and was featured on the Today Show. You may also read the Resolution from the Alabama State Board of Education.

These inservice activities were made possible by grants from the Talladega City Schools Foundation, the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment on the Arts.



At 10:03 PM, Blogger Pattie Thomas said...

Dr. Buck,
You failed to mention that it was your efforts and grant writing skills that brought these two great presenters to our teachers. Thanks for your dedication to Talladega City Schools!


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