Synopses & Reviews
This book of 36 readers theatre scripts (one for each week of the school year) concentrates on scripts written at multiple reading levels with a large number of parts—including choral reading parts—that enable the entire class to participate.
The first 18 scripts are written for 1st-3rd grade reading levels and feature giants of kids literature like Margaret Wise Brown, James Marshall, Bill Martin Jr., Bill Peet, and Beatrix Potter. The second 18 scripts are written for 2nd-4th grade reading levels to allow for growth throughout the school year. This group of plays introduces students to Stan Berenstain, Arnold Lobel, Shel Silverstein, and Tasha Tudor, among others. Carefully designed to meet the needs of students of various reading levels, the scripts are also ideal for use with remedial readers. Grades 2-5
"This volume contains 36 readers theater scripts relating to the lives of picture book authors, poets, and illustrators to help students become better readers. It has a script for each week of the school year, on individuals such as Margaret Wise Brown, Bill Peet, James Marshall, Bill Martin Jr., Beatrix Potter, Stan Berenstain, Shel Silverstein, and Tasha Tudor. The reproducible scripts, which are meant to take up a 30-minute class period, are aimed at different reading levels; half are for grades one to three and the other half are for grades two to four. They contain core vocabulary words, background information, presentation suggestions, and discussion questions, and include a large number of reading parts." -
Reference & Research Book News
"…offers teachers and librarians an exceptional vehicle for collaboration, perhaps expanding upon a unit in a reading textbook, introducing a biography lesson, or concluding an author study. As much of the information is nonfiction, students work not only on their fluency, but also on their comprehension of expository text. Thirty-six different plays allow for one every school week if desired, ensuring every student has an opportunity to shine with an important role. Highly recommended for grades 1-4." -
Catholic Library World
The use of readers theater as a classroom tool to develop fluency is becoming widespread. Teachers are asking for more materials and materials that are targeted to specific classroom needs. This book of 36 readers theatre scripts (one for each week of the school year) concentrates on providing scripts written at multiple reading levels with a large number of parts, including choral reading parts which enables the entire class to participate. The first 18 scripts are written for 1-3 grade reading levels; the second 18 scripts are written for 2-4 grade reading levels to allow for growth throughout the school year. Scripts are written to contain core vocabulary words to reinforce comprehension and vocabulary retention. The authors have included discussion questions with each play to further reinforce comprehension. Grades 2-5.
36 readers theatre scripts use authors and illustrators to awaken student imaginations.
• Focuses on the stories of well-known authors
• Incorporates large numbers of parts into each script to foster whole-class participation
• Offers scripts at two different reading levels to facilitate use with students of different ages and skill levels
• Each script is written to contain core vocabulary words to reinforce comprehension and vocabulary retention
• Discussion questions are included with each play to further reinforce comprehension