Tony Fredericks presents a collection of best loved stories in the popular readers theatre format to integrate with the United States history and language arts curriculum in the upper elementary and middle school grades. This collection of over 20 well-known and not-so-well-known tales will be invaluable to teachers in American schools as they do their usual units of study in American history and literature. Plays focus on entertaining folklore, tall tales, and legends to aid teachers in building fluency skills in their young readers. Included are tips for introducing and using Readers Theatre with students in grades 4-8.
Challenging students to apply their knowledge of geography, these activities focus on U.S. and world geography along with map and globe skills. Fifteen worksheets ask students to match countries with their hemispheres, perform word searches, label maps, and chart longitude and latitude. The book also includes 192 question cards (printed eight per page, they need to be cut apart), which can be used as class openers or to stimulate geographic inquiries on every day of the school year. Grades 4-6. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 71 pages.
Oregon, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota - which one does not belong with the other three? On 79 reproducible handouts with several brainstretchers per page, students test their knowledge of geography by analyzing patterns, working out analogies, categorizing, sequencing, and sifting facts from errors. Topic areas: maps, globes, and U.S. and world geography. Grades 4-6. Answer key. Illustrated. Good Year Books. 91 pages.