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 3 Readers' Theater scripts are as follows:
"Spider Woman and the Gift of the Loom"-based on a Navajo legend
"A Wild Day"-a family vacations in a Florida wildlife refuge
"B. W. Hawkins and the Dinosaur Models"-based on dinosaur discoveries in England in the 1850s
"The Amazing Laundry Hamper"-this modern adaptation of a Grimm's tale teaches a lesson in character
"It Happened at Hull House"-based on Jane Addams' humanitarian work in the 1890s
"Davy Crockett: Fact or Legend?"-a television game show looks at the life of an American legend
"A Riddle-Maker Saves the Day"-based on a Vietnamese folktale
"The Walking Sticks Buy Shoes"-an economics lesson, set in the insect world
"It's the Pits!"-an imaginative adventure set in the La Brea Tar Pits
"Yankee Doodle Hits the Road"-a journalist joins George Washington on the journey to his inauguration in New York City
"Brer Rabbit Shares His Crops"-based on a trickster tale from the African American oral tradition
"Space Camp Is a Blast!"-a contemporary adventure set at Space Camp
"Putting It Together"-a business plan helps young entrepreneurs meet their goals
"Those Magnificent Counting Machines"-in the year 2050, computers tell students about the history of artificial intelligence
"Space-Wrecked!"-a fantasy adventure set in the future