Readers' Theater productions offer teachers the flexibility of casting more than one reader for each role as a way to support emerging readers. The 15 Grade 1 Readers' Theater scripts also include these features that provide additional support for emerging readers: Simple rhyming text helps increase predictability of the text in the script for "Too Much Noise!", a traditional Jewish folktale.
Scripts based on familiar folktales such as "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "The Little Red Hen," and "The Three Little Pigs" increase students' comfort with read-aloud material.
A patterned story structure and repeating choral refrain help support beginning readers in "Out in the Woods."
Size 8.5" X 11" (144 Pages)
The 15 Grade 2 Readers' Theater scripts are as follows:
"John Chapman"-two pioneer children meet Johnny Appleseed
"Crow's Potlatch"-a Salish trickster tale to spark a discussion of values
"Earth's Seven Continents"-a rhyming script brings Earth to life
"Febold Feboldson Saves Nebraska from Drought"-a Midwestern tall tale
"The Statue of Liberty"-this script takes you to Lady Liberty's unveiling
"The Foolish Little Hare: A Fable"-India's version of "Chicken Little"
"Don't Forget Zero"-a contemporary script with a numerical cast
"How Anansi Brought Stories to Earth"-starring a favorite African trickster
"The Little Pollinators"-a close-up look at pollination in process
"George Washington Carver"-spells out this notable African American's contributions to science
"The Giant Squash and the Erie Canal"-an unusual tall tale
"Lion Dancer"-a contemporary script about the value of traditions and family
"How Beetle Got Her Jeweled Coat"-a pour quoi tale from Brazil
"The Lost Kitten"-a drama to spark discussion of values and character
"Our Solar System"-the heavenly bodies speak in this rhyming script