Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement
This review of the literature seeks to identify and summarize scientific research on
the use and effectiveness of Readers’ Theatre and Tableau in literacy education. These
programs integrate theatre activities into the classroom and are intended to enhance literacy
skills. This review will also define key terms, address the use of drama techniques in the
context of current standards- and evidence-based educational practices and policies,
including Reading First, and discuss the nature of the relationship between the use of drama
techniques in the classroom and literacy achievement.
Arts for Academic Achievement: A Brief Review of Research on Readers' Theatre and Tableau in Literacy Instruction.
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement.
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