Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: My Country Kit

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  • Grade: 1-3
  • Guided Reading Level: E-M
  • Interest Level: K-5
  • Item: 10534
  • ISBN: 9780743905343
  • Language: English
Description

Teach students about America by having them act out these engaging, patriotic scripts! Performing these stories make repeated reading and building fluency an enjoyable activity for students. This kit includes 8 scripts with roles written at multiple reading levels, making it easy to implement the differentiation strategies. This feature allows teachers to assign specific roles to students in a way that best accommodates their individual reading levels, encouraging everyone to participate and engage in the same activity. All readers can feel successful and confident while building fluency!

By performing these stories together, students will practice other skills like interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures to tell the story. Each script also includes a song and poem to give children additional fluency practice. 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: My Country Kit includes:

  • 8 scripts, 6 copies each, 20-24 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: My Country 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 My Country: Building Up the White House 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: Building Up the White House 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10692


Act out the story of three children who build a treehouse modeled after the White House! Leveled roles allow teachers to involve students of all reading levels in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and confidently build fluency!

RT My Country: Coming to America  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: Coming to America 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10693


Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island while acting out this script! Teachers can get everyone involved by assigning leveled roles to specifically accommodate all reading levels. All students can improve fluency and feel successful!

RT My Country: The Liberty Bell  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Liberty Bell 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10694


Engage all students by acting out this leveled script about the history of the Liberty Bell! Assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading abilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful!

RT My Country: Camping Constitution  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: Camping Constitution 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10695


Learn about the Constitution while acting out this script about children creating a camping constitution! Differentiated roles allow teachers to accommodate a range of reading levels, so all students can feel successful while building fluency!

RT My Country: The Declaration of Independence  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Declaration of Independence 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10696


In this leveled script, act out the creation of the Declaration of Independence! Assign the six differentiated roles to students based on their current reading levels, allowing everyone to perform, build fluency, and feel successful.

RT My Country: The Pledge of Allegiance  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Pledge of Allegiance 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10697


Build fluency while acting out this patriotic story about the meaning of the Pledge of Allegiance! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.

RT My Country: Building Up the White House 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: Coming to America 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Liberty Bell 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: Camping Constitution 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Declaration of Independence 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Pledge of Allegiance 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Item Number: 10692

Item Number: 10693

Item Number: 10694

Item Number: 10695

Item Number: 10696

Item Number: 10697

RT My Country: Postcards from Bosley the Bear  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: Postcards from Bosley the Bear 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10698


Learn about monuments as Bosley Bear takes a trip to Washington D.C. This script includes six differentiated roles, allowing students at varying reading levels to participate and perform, feeling successful while building fluency!

RT My Country: The Star-Spangled Banner  6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Star-Spangled Banner 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Grade: 1-3

Item Number: 10699


Learn about the events that inspired the writing of the "Star-Spangled Banner". In this script, students of various reading levels can act out six differentiated roles, allowing everyone to confidently participate and successfully build fluency!

RT My Country: Postcards from Bosley the Bear 6-Pack with Audio

RT My Country: The Star-Spangled Banner 6-Pack with Audio

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Level: 1.5-3.0

$48.99

Item Number: 10698

Item Number: 10699

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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