Moving Forward

Teacher Created Materials
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Act out the story of Sophia, a young girl who is nervous about moving to a new town and having her life change. By hearing her Grandmother's story about immigrating to America, Sophia learns that making a change and moving forward can lead to very good things! The roles in this script are written at different reading levels. This feature allows teachers to use differentiation and English language learner strategies to assign specific roles to students in a way that accommodates individual reading skills. Allowing for differentiation, teachers can get all students, whether they are struggling or proficient readers, involved and engaged in the same activity. Everyone can feel successful and can enjoy building fluency through performance! While performing this story with others, students can also practice interacting cooperatively and using expressive voices and gestures. With an accompanying poem and song for additional fluency practice, this script is a dynamic resource for your first and second graders. This colorful, leveled script is sure to get all students participating and confidently practicing fluency in a way that many other texts cannot.
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About the author

Christine Dugan, M.A.Ed., is a former elementary school teacher and online curriculum product developer. After earning her Master's degree with an emphasis on language and literacy, Christine went on to become a writer and editor of educational curriculum. She has written numerous resources for Shell Education and Teacher Created Materials.
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Publisher
Teacher Created Materials
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Published on
Nov 22, 2005
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Pages
20
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ISBN
9781433391811
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Language
English
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Theater
Juvenile Fiction / Readers / Beginner
Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / New Experience
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Twelve-year-old Harper has been dancing practically since she learned to walk. She loves her dance studio and team, and just won her first ever top junior solo in a regional competition. But right before the school year starts, Harper’s parents drop a bombshell—the family has to relocate from their cozy town in Connecticut to sunny Florida for their jobs. That means saying goodbye to her friends, dance team, trips to see shows in NYC—and did she mentioned dance team?

While her parents reassure her that they will find her a new studio as soon as they move, Harper is not happy. When she arrives, she realizes that the competition in Florida will be fierce and it doesn’t matter how talented she is—she is the new girl and will have to prove herself. During her very first class, Harper finds it harder than she thought it would be. Even though they are all the same age and have been dancing for roughly the same amount of time, it feels like everyone has better feet, quicker turns, and faster taps than Harper. And it doesn’t help that a group of girls, who nicknamed themselves The Bunheads, wonder how she made the team if she can’t even do a simple turn sequence in front of the class.

Thankfully, Harper befriends Lily, a fellow newbie in the studio who is just as eager to make her mark and find a friendly face. With a big competition coming up for the dance team, Harper is determined to show everyone—especially those Bunheads—what she’s made of! And when a very badly timed sprained ankle threatens all of the work they have done, the Bunheads, Lily, and Harper must learn to truly work together to give them their best shot at the top spot!
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