Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: William Shakespeare Kit

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  • Grade: 3-5
  • Guided Reading Level: O-V
  • Interest Level: 3-8
  • ISBN: 9781433303470
  • Language: English
Description

Make William Shakespeare's plays easy for young readers to understand by having them act out these colorful, leveled scripts! This kit includes eight scripts adapted from William Shakespeare's greatest works with roles written at multiple reading levels, supporting differentiation strategies. This feature allows teachers to assign specific roles to students, accommodating individual reading levels and encouraging all students to participate and engage in the activity, regardless of their current reading ability.

By performing together, students will build fluency and improve many other skills including interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures. A poem and song are included at the end of the story to give children additional fluency practice. These thrilling scripts will engage all students and give them the tools they need to confidently practice repeating reading and performance.

Building Fluency through Reader's Theater: William Shakespeare Kit includes:

  • 8 scripts, 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: William Shakespeare 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.

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12285


Act out the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, two lovers from feuding families. Differentiated roles allow teachers to involve students of all reading levels in this activity, encouraging everyone to perform and confidently build fluency!

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12286


Act out the tragedy of Hamlet, a prince who avenges his father's wrongful death, in this thrilling script! All students can engage in this activity and build fluency by performing leveled roles that specifically accommodate varying reading levels.

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12287


Act out the tragic and true story of the betrayal and assassination of Julius Caesar. All students can engage in this activity and build fluency by performing leveled roles that specifically accommodate varying reading levels.

The Tragedy of Macbeth 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Macbeth 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12288


Build fluency while acting out the tragic tale of Macbeth as he pays for his murderous actions! Differentiated roles support readers of all levels, allowing teachers to get everyone involved, performing, building fluency, and feeling successful.

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12289


Engage all students by acting out Othello's tragic story of vengeance and betrayal! Assign differentiated roles based on students' individual reading abilities, so all students can perform, build fluency, and feel successful!

The Tragedy of King Lear 6-Pack

The Tragedy of King Lear 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12290


Disloyalty brings a terrible fate upon King Lear and the royal family in this tragic tale! Students can act out differentiated roles that accommodate a range of reading levels. All students can feel confident and successful while building fluency!

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Julius Caesar 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Macbeth 6-Pack

The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice 6-Pack

The Tragedy of King Lear 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Item Number: 12285

Item Number: 12286

Item Number: 12287

Item Number: 12288

Item Number: 12289

Item Number: 12290

A Midsummer Night's Dream 6-Pack

A Midsummer Night's Dream 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12291


All readers can build fluency by acting out this leveled script! This story about a love spell gone awry includes six differentiated roles, allowing students at varying levels to all participate and feel successful.

The Taming of the Shrew 6-Pack

The Taming of the Shrew 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Grade: 3-5

Item Number: 12292


Can Bianca's suitors find a brave man to marry her sister, Kate the Shrew? Students of all reading levels can act out the six differentiated roles in this script. Every student can build fluency and gain confidence through performance.

A Midsummer Night's Dream 6-Pack

The Taming of the Shrew 6-Pack

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Level: 3.5-5.9

$47.99

Item Number: 12291

Item Number: 12292

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


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