Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: Expanding & Preserving the Union Kit

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  • Grade: 3-5
  • Guided Reading Level: O-T
  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • Item: 11533
  • ISBN: 9781433305337
  • Language: English
Description

Build fluency through performance reading with these colorful scripts! The scripts included in this kit make repeated reading and building fluency an engaging task for students by having them act out lively stories! This kit includes eight scripts with roles written at multiple reading levels, making it easy to implement differentiation strategies. This feature allows teachers to assign roles to students in a way that best accommodates their individual reading levels. This encourages all students to participate and engage in the same activity, regardless of their current reading ability.

By performing these stories together, students will practice skills like interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures. Each script also includes a poem and song to give children additional fluency practice. All of these scripts give students the tools they need to confidently practice repeating reading and performance, making it the perfect resource for a classroom of varied readers.

Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: Expanding and Preserving the Union Kit includes:

  • 8 scripts, 6 copies each, 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: Expanding & Preserving the Union 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.

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Lewis and Clark 6-Pack with Audio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Lewis and Clark 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11556


Act out the story of two captains and a Shoshone Indian who travel across the Rocky Mountains! Differentiated roles allow teachers to involve all students in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and confidently build reading fluency!

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Remember the Alamo 6-Pack with Audio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Remember the Alamo 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11557


Uncover the history of the Battle of the Alamo in this script! Teachers can get all students involved by assigning leveled roles to specifically accommodate all reading levels. All students can improve fluency and feel successful with this script!

RT EX&PRE the Union: Narcissa Whitman and the Westward Movement 6-Pack with Audio

RT EX&PRE the Union: Narcissa Whitman and the Westward Movement 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11558


Two missionaries set out to teach Christianity to Native Americans, but face violent resistance. In this script, students can act out differentiated roles based on their current reading levels. Everyone can perform and successfully build fluency!

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce 6-Pack withAudio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce 6-Pack withAudio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11559


Build fluency while acting out this story of a battle between the Nez Perce Indians and the U.S. cavalry. Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: The Sojourner Truth Story 6-Pack with Audio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: The Sojourner Truth Story 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11560


Build fluency while acting out the inspiring story of Sojourner Truth, a slave who overcame many hardships. Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Causes of the Civil War 6-Pack with Audio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Causes of the Civil War 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11561


In this script, act out the story of Abolitionist John Brown's attempt to take over the United States arsenal! Differentiated roles allow teachers to accommodate a range of reading levels, so all students can feel successful while building fluency!

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Lewis and Clark 6-Pack ...

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Remember the Alamo 6-Pa...

RT EX&PRE the Union: Narcissa Whitman and the Westward Movemen...

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Chief Joseph and the Ne...

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: The Sojourner Truth Sto...

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Causes of the Civil War...

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Item Number: 11556

Item Number: 11557

Item Number: 11558

Item Number: 11559

Item Number: 11560

Item Number: 11561

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Heroism at Marye's Heights 6-Pack with Audio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Heroism at Marye's Heights 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11562


Act out the story of a heroic Confederate soldier who saved many Union Soldiers during the Battle of Fredericksburg! Differentiated roles allow teachers to accommodate all readers, encouraging everyone to successfully build fluency while performing!

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Reconstruction 6-Pack with Audio

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Reconstruction 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11563


All readers can build fluency by acting out this story about a former slave family determined to succeed after the Civil War. Six differentiated roles match varying reading levels and allow all students to participate and feel successful.

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Heroism at Marye's Heig...

RT Expanding and Preserving the Union: Reconstruction 6-Pack w...

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$48.99

Item Number: 11562

Item Number: 11563

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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