SKU (ISBN): 9781557998927
Publisher: Evan-Moor Educational Publishers
All your students can shine thanks to the flexible casting options provided in Readers’ Theater, Grade 3. To support struggling readers, cast two or more students in each role; the extra support of choral reading can make an important difference for many students.
Refer to the Readers’ Theater Table of Contents to see how you can connect each of the 15 read-aloud scripts to key content from the Grade 3 curriculum.
Some of the scripts included are:
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
and 9 more
About the Series
Follow-up activities that accompany each script address key skills from the reading, language arts curriculum. You will find grade-level, content-area connections in each script, which make them a natural choice for dramatic reading performances at holiday programs and school assemblies.
Each of the 15 script selections includes:
a complete script for student readers
a program for listing cast members
follow-up activities to provide skills practice in grade-level content
evaluation templates to help students and teacher evaluate student performances
a complete answer key
And a teacher’s page that:
summarizes the script
helps to build background knowledge
offers optional ideas for simple staging effects to enhance the production