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ERIC Number: ED415859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 137
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-56308-547-X
Tadpole Tales and Other Totally Terrific Treats for Readers Theatre.
Fredericks, Anthony D.
Readers theater is a storytelling device that stimulates the imagination and promotes all of the language arts. Readers theater is an oral interpretation of a piece of literature read in a dramatic style. It involves and motivates students, energizes the language arts program, and stimulates learning. Geared for children in grades 1-4, this book is a follow-up to "Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers Theatre," which is intended for an older (grades 4-8) audience. The book begins by introducing readers theater and describing its value and how to present and create readers theater activities. It then presents a collection of 29 humorous scripts adapted from traditional folktales and rhymes for using in readers theater presentations. The book also includes a section of unfinished scripts and partial stories for students to complete. All scripts are arranged according to reading level. Appendices include: a list of references for fairy tales, Mother Goose rhymes, folk tales, and other stories to share; a list of "far-out" and "funky" titles for students to use to create their own readers theater scripts; and articles, books, and other sources on readers theater that teachers may wish to consult. (Contains 24 references.) (SWC)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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Note: Illustrated by Anthony Allan Stoner.