Cathleen Nelson

Cathleen Nelson

Student Blogger


My name is Cathleen! I’m a pre-service teacher at Franciscan University, but am from the city of Des Moines, Iowa. I love being outside in nature, reading in my free time, all things purple, chocolate milk, twinkling Christmas lights, and being inspired by the little kiddos!

Nelson: Lights, Camera, Fluency!

Teachers of reading have begun to adapt Reader’s Theatre as a new instructional strategy in their classroom. The Reader’s Theatre strategy combines reading aloud, repetitive readings, and performing which not only motivates students to read, but it also increases reader’s fluency.