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 5 Readers' Theater scripts are as follows:
"Demeter and Persephone"-based on the classic Greek myth
"SOS Titanic"-a rescue on the high seas based on true events
"Getting the Scoop on UFOs"-a high school journalist learns a lesson about objective reporting
"The Montgomery Bus Boycott"-Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other historical figures take the stage in this script based on historical events
"All the Rice in India"-this version of a folktale from India involves students in an intriguing mathematical challenge
"Enter Bruce Lee"-in this biographical script, students learn about the famous martial artist's devotion to sharing Chinese culture with the world
"Haste Makes Waste"-this contemporary script raises important issues about personal responsibility and personal finances
"Journey to a New World"-based on a folktale from the Ottawa tribe, this script offers a unique perspective on cross-cultural encounters
"Women in Science"-a high-tech science fair project presents portraits of Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, and Sally Ride
"Tall Tales from the Wild West"-in this whimsical script, Annie Oakley, Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Sally Ann Thunder all get together to shoot the breeze
"Writing on the Wall"-this script about a school's response to a graffiti problem provides the opportunity to discuss values, leadership, and heroes
"Beauty and the Beast"-based on the classic tale about the power of love
"The Runaways"-when runaway slaves seek their protection, a Rhode Island family in the late 1700s must choose a position on the difficult issue of slavery
"Princess Ka`iulani of Hawai`i"-based on real events in the life of the young princess who lived through a period of painful transition in her homeland
"The Under-Grounders"-this futuristic fantasy takes place after a global environmental disaster