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 4 Readers' Theater scripts are as follows:
"Louis Pasteur: A Scientist Serving Humanity"-an episode from childhood sheds light on the later work of this great scientist
"The Girls of the Round Table"-a contemporary story to spark discussion about character and values
"The Farmer, His Son, and Their Donkey"-based on a classic fable about the value of being true to yourself
"Keelboat Annie"-featuring a tall tale about a larger-than-life African American legend
"An Underwater Web of Life"-a lyrical script in a cumulative form gives voice to living beings in a marine food web
"How Coyote Brought Fire to the People: A Native American Legend"-based on a trickster tale from the Karok people
"The Sager Children"-based on true events in the lives of pioneers in the Oregon Territory
"The Timekeepers"-in his dream, a watchmaker learns how time was measured in ancient civilizations
"Sojourner Truth: A Life Devoted to Justice"-vignettes from the life of this famous African American orator include actual words from her "Ain't I a Woman?" speech
"How Animals Got Their Beautiful Coats"-based on a classic Zulu pour quoi tale
"The Chance of a Lifetime"-a modern fairy tale of a girl who uses her math skills to make a dream come true
"The Emperor's New Clothes"-use this classic fable to spark discussion about peer pressure and values
"Sarah's Gold"-an independent-minded young woman travels `round the Horn to seek her fortune in California's Gold Rush
"The Boy Who Drew Cats"-based on a classic Japanese tale about the importance of being true to yourself
"The Story of the Chestnut Tree"-children learn about the lessons from one of America's biggest ecological disasters