ERIC Number: ED491979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-30
Reference Count: 0
Wings of Fancy: Using Readers Theatre to Study Fantasy Genre
Teacher Ideas Press
The new Readers Theatre series features scripts for students in grades 4-8. These original scripts are written for the specific purpose of teaching literary genre. Each book is composed of 24-28 scripts, each of which will be keyed to published books, plays, poems or stories in that genre, encouraging students to read the originals in order to accomplish the correlated project. Staging and presentation directions will be included. Two leveled (lower and higher level) projects with all needed lesson plans, forms and discussion are included for each script. The first book in the series is Wings of Fancy: Using Readers Theatre to Study Fantasy Genre. Composed of reader's theatre scripts for well known classical fantasy stories as well as more current entries into the genre. Each script contains a summary of the story with background information on the author and the story with suggested further readings. A glossary of new and unfamiliar terms is included with each script. Lesson plans and project ideas are included. Subgenre topics addressed: Fairies and Enchanted Creatures; Fantastic Beasts and Talking Animals.
Descriptors: Scripts, Lesson Plans, Fantasy, Language Arts, Reading Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, Creative Teaching, Theater Arts, Literary Genres
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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