Readers Theatre for American History

Author: Anthony D. Fredericks
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781563088605
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Arranged chronologically, offers twenty-four readers theater scripts designed to put students in roles of selected historical figures to experience American history through dramatic readings.

Readers Theatre for African American History

Author: Jeff Sanders
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 1591586933
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Present scripts that teach about African American history, starting in Africa before the transatlantic slave trade through to current events, focusing on reading skills improvement and literature-based history learning.

Unite or Die

Author: Jacqueline Jules
Publisher: Charlesbridge
ISBN: 1607341336
Format: PDF, ePub
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The children of Forest Lake Elementary trod the boards in a dramatic reenactment of how the United States Constitution came to be. Full of facts about the call for a national government and the Constitutional Convention, this book presents American history with personality, good humor, and energy.

Extraordinary Women from U S History Readers Theatre for Grades 4 8

Author: Chari R. Greenberg Smith
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313080097
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bring the women who shaped American history to life in the_ classroom! Each script embraces an event or portion of these famous womens lives, and illustrates the contribution that the women made in shaping history in politics, art, sports and medicine. Readers Theatre format empowers students to focus on learning about historical events of the womens lives and bringing those events to life in the classroom. Each play includes a background, presentation suggestions, listing of characters, and follow up activities. The nine women included are: Harriet Tubman, Sacagawea, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nellie Bly, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Elizabeth Blackwell.

Work or Starve

Author: Debra J. Housel
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 074390544X
Format: PDF, ePub
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This script for students to perform teaches them about the first two years of the Jamestown colony and Captain John Smith's role in its success.

American History Reader s Theater eBook

Author: Margaret Allen
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press
ISBN: 1591987881
Format: PDF, ePub
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American History Readers Theater provides hours of fluency practice that is grounded in the familiar format of American history and features characters students know and may even admire. The scripts and activities in this resource address standards in reading, speaking, and listening while providing a fun environment for everyone involved. When students practice their lines, they read and reread the same passages. Under your direction, they gradually add more expression, read more smoothly, and find any subtle meanings in the passages. American History Readers Theater also meets the goals of the No Child Left Behind Act through direct instruction in three of five key elements of reading instruction: reading fluency, text comprehension, and vocabulary development.

Judge for Yourself

Author: Suzanne I. Barchers
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781563089596
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ten readers theatre scripts based on some of the most famous, sensational trials in U.S. history provide a fascinating glimpse into our past and our justice system. These compelling dramas are based on actual trial proceedings, and have been adapted to the interest and reading level of students in upper elementary and middle school. Details of the crime have been incorporated into the trial format allowing the story to unfold through the eyes of the jury. The verdict is detailed in a separate section, allowing students to decide what the outcome should be. These scripts are wonderful tools for enhancing history, social studies, civics, humanities, or the English program. They sharpen critical thinking skills through the deliberation process; help build and refine reading, oral presentation, and performance skills.