Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: American Tall Tales and Legends Kit

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  • Grade: 2-4
  • Guided Reading Level: I-S
  • Interest Level: 2-8
  • ISBN: 9781433309892
  • Language: English
Description

Act out classic American tall tales and legends with this set of engaging Reader's Theater scripts! From Davy Crockett to Paul Bunyan, students can perform the stories of all sorts of fascinating, legendary characters. The roles in each script represent different reading levels, supporting differentiation and English language learner strategies. This allows teachers to specifically assign roles to students based on their current reading level, allowing all students to participate and feel successful. Regardless of their reading level, all students can gain confidence in their reading fluency.

By performing this story together, students will practice skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures. Each script includes a related poem and song for additional fluency practice. This colorful, leveled script connects to popular children's literature in an exciting way, engaging students through active participation. These scripts are the perfect tools to get all students to feel enthusiastic about participating and improving fluency and reading comprehension.

Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: American Tall Tales and Legends Kit includes:

  • 8 titles, 6 copies each, 24-32 pages per book in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide
  • Poems and songs in digital and transparency formats
  • Professionally recorded audio of scripts, songs, and poems.

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Components

Series highlights include:

  • Books - 8 scripts, 6 copies each, 16-24 pages per book at different reading levels in print and digital formats
  • Teacher's Guide with easy-to-implement lesson plans and teaching strategies for each script
  • Accompanying songs and poems in print and transparency formats
  • Professionally recorded audio of scripts, songs, and poems to model fluent reading
Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: American Tall Tales and Legends Kit

Scripts

Each script features content-area and common literature-based texts with roles written at different reading levels to help all students participate in a proven reader's theater model. Students build fluency and oral language skills through authentic repeated readings of scripts.

Johnny Appleseed 6-Pack

Johnny Appleseed 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12224


Act out the story of Johnny Appleseed with this leveled script! Teachers can assign differentiated roles to students based on their current reading level, allowing all students to participate, perform, build fluency, and feel successful.

Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue 6-Pack

Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12225


Act out the wild story of Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue with this leveled script! Assign differentiated roles to students based on their reading level, allowing everyone to engage in the activity and gain confidence in their reading fluency!

John Henry 6-Pack

John Henry 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12226


All students can confidently build fluency with this leveled script! Assign differentiated roles from this charming story about John Henry to students, allowing students at varying reading levels to all participate and feel successful.

Molly Pitcher 6-Pack

Molly Pitcher 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12227


Engage all readers in acting out the story of Molly Pitcher with this leveled script. Assign differentiated roles to students, based on their current reading level, allowing everyone to participate in the activity, confidently build reading fluency!

Paul Bunyan 6-Pack

Paul Bunyan 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12228


Build fluency by acting out the story of Paul Bunyan in this leveled script! Differentiated roles accommodate students of all reading levels, encouraging everyone to engage in the activity and read, perform, and feel successful!

Sal Fink 6-Pack

Sal Fink 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12229


Act out the exciting story of Sal Fink and build fluency with this leveled script! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, confidently performing, and feeling successful!

Johnny Appleseed 6-Pack

Pecos Bill and Slue-Foot Sue 6-Pack

John Henry 6-Pack

Molly Pitcher 6-Pack

Paul Bunyan 6-Pack

Sal Fink 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Item Number: 12224

Item Number: 12225

Item Number: 12226

Item Number: 12227

Item Number: 12228

Item Number: 12229

Davy Crockett 6-Pack

Davy Crockett 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12230


Act out the story of Davy Crockett with this leveled script! Teachers can assign differentiated roles to students, accommodating different reading levels and encouraging all students to participate and feel successful while building fluency.

Annie Oakley 6-Pack

Annie Oakley 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Grade: 2-4

Item Number: 12231


Engage all students by acting out this leveled script about Annie Oakley! Teachers can assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading capabilities, getting all students involved, building fluency, and feeling successful!

Davy Crockett 6-Pack

Annie Oakley 6-Pack

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Level: 2.0-4.9

$47.99

Item Number: 12230

Item Number: 12231

Teacher's Guide

Easy-to-use, standards-based lesson plans incorporate strategies recommended by fluency expert Dr. Timothy Rasinski and focus on improving accuracy, automaticity, and oral expression. Lesson plans include additional focus on comprehension strategies, word work, and embedded literacy links to content-area topics.

Second language support activities, found throughout every lesson, provide the necessary support and scaffolding that teachers need to provide effective instruction to English language learners in the areas of reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Teacher's Guide

Poems and Songs

Each multi-level script includes an original song and poem. Students perform these songs and poems at designated places within the reader's theater performances.

Audio Recordings

Professionally recorded scripts, poems, and songs promote choral reading and allow students to hear the rhythm and expression that define fluency.

Correlations to National, State, and Province Standards


AEP Distinguished Achievement Award Winner AEP Distinguished Achievement Award Winner


Teachers' Choice Award™ from Learning® Magazine Teachers' Choice Award™ from Learning® Magazine


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