Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: Early America Kit

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  • Grade: 3-5
  • Guided Reading Level: O-T
  • ISBN: 9780743905336
  • Language: English
Description

Teach students early American history by having them act out these grade-appropriate, cross-curricular stories! This kit includes 8 scripts with roles written at multiple reading levels, making it easy to implement differentiation strategies. This feature allows teachers to assign roles to students in a way that best accommodates their individual reading levels. This encourages all students to participate and engage in the same activity, regardless of their current reading ability, enabling all readers to gain confidence and feel successful.

By performing these stories together, students will practice important skills like interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures. Each script also includes a poem and song to give children additional fluency practice. All of these scripts give students the tools they need to confidently practice repeating reading and performance, making it the perfect resource for a classroom of varied readers.

Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: Early America Kit includes:

  • 8 scripts, 6 copies each, 20-24 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Poems and songs in digital and transparency formats
  • Professionally recorded audio of scripts, songs, and poems
$332.50/ea
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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 8 scripts, 6 copies each, 16-24 pages per book at different reading levels in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-implement lesson plans and teaching strategies for each script
  • Accompanying songs and poems in print and transparency formats
  • Professionally recorded audio of scripts, songs, and poems to model fluent reading
Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: Early America Kit

Scripts

Each script features content-area and common literature-based texts with roles written at different reading levels to help all students participate in a proven reader's theater model. Students build fluency and oral language skills through authentic repeated readings of scripts.

Voyages of Columbus 6-Pack

Voyages of Columbus 6-Pack

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$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10708


Act out the story of Christopher Columbus' journey to discover America! Differentiated roles allow teachers to involve students of all reading levels in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and confidently build fluency!

Work or Starve 6-Pack

Work or Starve 6-Pack

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$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10709


Act out the story of Captain John Smith, leader of the Jamestown colony! Teachers can get everyone involved by assigning leveled roles to specifically accommodate varying reading levels. All students can successfully improve fluency with this script!

Friends and Foes 6-Pack

Friends and Foes 6-Pack

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$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10710


Act out this story of the feud between the Jamestown colonists and Powhatan Indians! Can it be resolved? Assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading abilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful!

Indentured in America 6-Pack

Indentured in America 6-Pack

Level:

$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10711


All readers can build fluency by acting out this leveled script! This story about a young indentured servant includes six differentiated roles, allowing students at varying reading levels to all participate and feel successful.

Patriots in Boston 6-Pack

Patriots in Boston 6-Pack

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$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10712


In this leveled script, act out the story of the events that caused the Boston Tea Party! Assign the six differentiated roles to students based on their current reading levels, allowing everyone to perform, build fluency, and feel successful.

Declaring Our Independence 6-Pack

Declaring Our Independence 6-Pack

Level:

$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10713


Build fluency while acting out the story of the creation of the Declaration of Independence! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.

Voyages of Columbus 6-Pack

Work or Starve 6-Pack

Friends and Foes 6-Pack

Indentured in America 6-Pack

Patriots in Boston 6-Pack

Declaring Our Independence 6-Pack

Level:

$49.60

Level:

$49.60

Level:

$49.60

Level:

$49.60

Level:

$49.60

Level:

$49.60

Item Number: 10708

Item Number: 10709

Item Number: 10710

Item Number: 10711

Item Number: 10712

Item Number: 10713

The Reveres 6-Pack

The Reveres 6-Pack

Level:

$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10714


Act out the story of Paul Revere Jr., as he bravely defends his home while his famous father is away. Six differentiated roles cater to varying reading levels, allowing all students to build fluency, participate, and feel successful.

The Constitution of the United States 6-Pack

The Constitution of the United States 6-Pack

Level:

$49.60

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 10715


Learn all about the Constitution while acting out this historical script! The six differentiated roles included allow teachers to accommodate different reading levels. All readers will feel confident and successful while building fluency.

The Reveres 6-Pack

The Constitution of the United States 6-Pack

Level:

$49.60

Level:

$49.60

Item Number: 10714

Item Number: 10715

Teacher's Guide

Easy-to-use, standards-based lesson plans incorporate strategies recommended by fluency expert Dr. Timothy Rasinski and focus on improving accuracy, automaticity, and oral expression. Lesson plans include additional focus on comprehension strategies, word work, and embedded literacy links to content-area topics.

Second language support activities, found throughout every lesson, provide the necessary support and scaffolding that teachers need to provide effective instruction to English language learners in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Teacher's Guide

Poems and Songs

Each multi-level script includes an original song and poem. Students perform these songs and poems at designated places within the reader's theater performances.

Audio Recordings

Professionally recorded scripts, poems, and songs promote choral reading and allow students to hear the rhythm and expression that define fluency.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


AEP Distinguished Achievement Award Winner AEP Distinguished Achievement Award Winner


Teachers' Choice Award™ from Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Award™ from Learning® Magazine


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