American Folklore, Legends, and Tall Tales for Readers Theatre by Anthony FredericksTony Fredericks presents a collection of best loved stories in the popular readers theatre format to integrate with the United States history and language arts curriculum in the upper elementary and middle school grades. This collection of over 20 well-known and not-so-well-known tales will be invaluable to teachers in American schools as they do their usual units of study in American history and literature. Plays focus on entertaining folklore, tall tales, and legends to aid teachers in building fluency skills in their young readers. Included are tips for introducing and using Readers Theatre with students in grades 4-8.
Call Number: PS3606.R433 A73 2008
Publication Date: 2008-10-30
Fairy Tales Readers Theatre by Anthony D. FredericksA collection of fairy tales converted to readers theatre scripts, allowing students to play the parts as they develop their literacy skills. Now there is a way to bring the magic of some of the world's most timeless stories into your classroom or library. Created by acclaimed author Anthony Fredericks, Fairy Tales Readers Theatre presents a dynamic compendium of exciting tales--and some slightly irreverent variations thereof--in a format guaranteed to excite, amuse, and delight every youngster. In Fairy Tales Readers Theatre, stories become scripts, with students playing the parts of Rapunzel, Rumplestiltskin, Cinderella, the Three Billy Goats Gruff, and more. This format encourages students to take an active role in their own language arts development while enhancing overall fluency. For teachers and librarians, Fredericks offers a wealth of suggestions and strategies for engaging students in the dynamics of literacy acquisition through the allure of readers theatre. Includes 19 script versions of famous fairy tales plus 6 additional scripts of humorous alternatives--in an easily reproducible format--authored by the award-winning "King of Readers Theatre" Chapters provide an introduction to readers theatre and to performing readers theatre for audiences
Call Number: LB1575 .F74 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-23
Happily Ever Resilient by Stephanie GolowayAll children deserve the tools to fight off whatever dragons they encounter and move happily through life. In Happily Ever Resilient Dr. Stephanie Goloway uses current trauma research and beloved multicultural variants of classic children's fairytales to create joyful, playful learning experiences for young children. Part one of the book covers why using fairytales in early childhood classrooms supports resilience and literacy in all children, especially important for children who have experienced trauma and toxic stress, including those living with family substance use disorders. Part two covers how to do this. Each chapter includes Story Magic: information about the fairytale and its multicultural variants, how the story connects with the protective factors of resilience, and suggestions for storytelling and storyacting Caring Magic: activities that help children make connections with each other and adults in their lives, related to the story Doing Magic: suggestions for adapting classroom learning centers to support children's engagement with both the fairytale and resilience, along with projects that promote initiative and executive functions Superpower Magic: activities, songs, and games related to the story that foster self-regulation as well as ways the story can be used to support calm, integrated transitions and routines By tapping into the extraordinary magic of fairytales early childhood educators can create the ordinary magic of resilience.
Call Number: BF723.R46 G65 2022
Publication Date: 2022-06-14
The Beanstalk and Beyond by Joan M. WolfUse popular fairy tales and fairy-tale characters as springboards for learning, and help students develop problem-solving abilities and creative-writing skills. Adaptable to virtually any fairy tale and to a variety of learning environments and levels, these activities will challenge students to move beyond the simplistic study of tales to develop in-depth writing skills.