Be careful when attempting to facilitate reading with classroom activities. The more we add on to reading the less students seem to like it.
Reader's theater creates a compelling image for students to review an action packed text. Combine an extension of input by stopping the acting and asking more questions and this is a powerful bridge technique between new input and review.
Keys to navigate comprehension based instruction within the confines of our schools. Use simple strategies to refocus the energy toward acquisition and comprehension. You do not have to sacrifice your personal life and energy to make this work.