In Fairy Tales Readers Theatre, stories become scripts, with students playing the parts of Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and more. This format encourages students to take an active role in their own language arts development while enhancing overall fluency. For teachers and librarians, Fredericks offers a wealth of suggestions and strategies for engaging students in the dynamics of literacy acquisition through the allure of readers theatre.
Building on the delightful and wildly humorous stories of his Tadpole Tales and Other Totally Terrific Treats for Readers Theatre, Fredericks offers more than two dozen reproducible, satirical, and downright funny scripts that will reinvigorate and reenergize the elementary language arts curriculum. Specifically targeted at beginning readers, his sidesplitting send-ups and wacky, fractured tales are guaranteed to bring snickers, chuckles, and belly laughs into any classroom, get everyone involved in production—and motivate kids to love reading.
Historical Trails of Eastern Pennsylvania takes visitors through Revolutionary War battle sites; past Civil War encampments sites; up and over ancient, coal-rich mountain ranges; through one-of-a-kind history museums; and along back roads filled with quaint covered bridges and barns displaying hex signs. Part guidebook and part odyssey, it is a panoply of you-are-there history, richly textured landscapes, and old tales made new for adventurous travelers. As well as offering deep explorations of eastern Pennsylvania for residents and visitors, this book will delight armchair travelers who enjoy compelling narration.
Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than 100 books, including a host of children’s books, teacher resource guides, and Desert Dinosaurs (Countryman). He is a longtime resident of PA and a professor of education at York College of Pennsylvania.