Readers Theatre is a presentation of prose, poetry, or content area material that is read aloud by several readers. Readers Theatre is similar to a play; however, the participants read their parts rather than memorize them. Therefore, Readers Theatre is both less threatening and less time consuming for students than involvement in conventional children's drama since it is easier to read rather than memorize the script.
Young, T. A. (1991). Readers Theatre: Bringing Life to the Reading Program!. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts, 32 (1). Retrieved from https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol32/iss1/4