Tony Fredericks presents this readers theatre book for young readers, grades 1-2, built on the songs and rhymes that they already love and know.
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction What is Readers Theatre? Readers Theatre & Fluency What is the Value of Readers Theatre? Readers Theatre and the Reading/Language Arts Standards Presentation Suggestions Preparing Scripts Starting Out Staging Props Delivery Post-Presentation Bonus Features Readability Musical Versions Movement/Dance References
Anthony D. Fredericks has written many books for Teacher Ideas Press. He is Professor of Education, York College, York, Pennsylvania, and the author of more than 50 teacher resource books as well as 20 award-winning children's books.
"This resource involves students in reading and sharing poetry, and performing simple plays adapted from folktales. The content is simple and the short sentences make it user-friendly and age appropriate. Struggling readers will be motivated by these materials, and the practice of reading with a group and sharing text will help students increase reading fluency rates....[E]ach unit includes presentation suggestions, props, delivery, and Web sites where you can download the musical versions of each title....A useful volume for introducting readers theatre to elementary schools." - School Library Journal