Readers Theater Grades 3-6

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Product Overview

Combine successful oral reading experiences with the pleasure of live drama. Four plays feature up to ten parts each, with reading levels ranging from 2 through 6. Even reluctant readers can participate fully. There are no costumes, no sets, just live dramatic reading. Teacher's notes identify the reading level for each part and provide play overviews and suggestions. Extension activities enhance students' dramatic insight.

Format: Soft Cover, 96 perforated and reproducible pages
Recommended grade: 3-6


Fulfills NCTE recommendations.
Gives students the delight of dramatic speech expression.
Plays include a variety of genres and include characters from various cultures.
New vocabulary words are identified for teacher instruction prior to reading the play.
Pre-play activities are designed to tap the students' prior knowledge and develop oral language.
The connection between dramatic performance and writing is stressed, drawing students into writing original plays and tall tales.

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Product Details:

Format: Paperback
Recommended Grade Level: 3rd-6th grades
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
13-Digit ISBN: 9780817261757
Publication Date: 1998