Involve young children in reading and learning with these charming readers theatre scripts based on traditional fables from around the world. Adapted to beginning reading levels, each of these reproducible scripts has been evaluated with the Flesch-Kincaid Readability Scale and is grouped into a section for first, second, third, or fourth grade reading levels. Children will enjoy participating in Barchers' renditions of well-loved stories. Educators will appreciate the guidelines and tips for presentation, props, and delivery. The book also includes a fable unit with the history, elements of fables, themes, activity ideas, and suggestions for evaluation. A bibliography of further resources concludes the book.
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
After more than a decade in print, Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers continues to outsell all comparable books on Readers Theatre. More RTBR capitalizes on both the popularity of Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers and the emphasis on fluency due to the recommendations of the National Reading Panel. Further, the fact that many classrooms now have ESL students or struggling readers provides a demand for more easy scripts. The introduction includes a brief overview of how to get started with Readers Theatre, with particular attention to the needs of young students. Thirty new scripts are organized into 3 sections with ten scripts each for grades one, two, and three as analyzed by the Flesch Kincaid readability formula. As with RTBR, each script includes suggestions for props, presentation, and the like. For the first section, more choral and/or group responses is included with particular emphasis on rhyme and repetition. Grades K-2.