Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: The 20th Century Kit

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  • Grade: 3-5
  • Guided Reading Level: O-T
  • Interest Level: 3-12
  • ISBN: 9781433305344
  • Language: English
Description

Learn about the 20th century while building fluency through oral reading with these colorful, intriguing scripts! These scripts make repeated reading and building fluency an engaging task for students by having them act out lively stories. This kit includes eight scripts with leveled 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 important 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: The 20th Century 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: The 20th Century 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.

Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution 6-Pack

Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11564


Learn about child labor conditions in the 20th Century in this historical, leveled script! Differentiated roles allow teachers to involve students of all reading levels in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and confidently build fluency!

Immigration 6-Pack

Immigration 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11565


In this script, act out the story of two families who immigrate to America, hoping for better lives! Assign the six leveled roles to students based on their current reading levels, allowing everyone to perform, build fluency, and feel successful.

Women's Suffrage 6-Pack

Women's Suffrage 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11566


Engage all students by acting out this script about two women working to give women the right to vote! Assign leveled roles based on students' individual reading abilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful!

World War I 6-Pack

World War I 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11567


Build fluency while acting out this story of a WWI doctor who wrote the famous poem "In Flanders Fields"! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, and feeling successful.

The Great Depression 6-Pack

The Great Depression 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11568


Engage all students by acting out this leveled script about migrant workers during the Great Depression. Assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading abilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful!

World War II 6-Pack

World War II 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11569


In this script, act out the story of two girls whose grandfathers tell them about their experiences in World War II. Differentiated roles allow teachers to accommodate varied reading levels, so all students can feel successful while building fluency!

Child Labor and the Industrial Revolution 6-Pack

Immigration 6-Pack

Women's Suffrage 6-Pack

World War I 6-Pack

The Great Depression 6-Pack

World War II 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Item Number: 11564

Item Number: 11565

Item Number: 11566

Item Number: 11567

Item Number: 11568

Item Number: 11569

Civil Rights 6-Pack

Civil Rights 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11570


All readers can build fluency by acting out this leveled script! This story about the Freedom Riders and Civil Rights Movement includes differentiated roles, allowing students of varying reading levels to participate and feel successful.

Cold War 6-Pack

Cold War 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 11571


Learn about Pete Seeger, a musician tried for Communism during the Cold War. This reader includes six differentiated roles, allowing teachers to accommodate varied reading levels. All readers will feel confident and successful while building fluency.

Civil Rights 6-Pack

Cold War 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.0

$47.99

Item Number: 11570

Item Number: 11571

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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