American Folklore, Legends, and Tall Tales for Readers Theatre

Overview

Tony 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 ...

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Overview

Tony 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591587347
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • Publication date: 11/3/2008
  • Series: Readers Theatre Series
  • Pages: 156
  • Sales rank: 1,440,755
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

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.

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Table of Contents


Pt. I Readers Theatre in the Classroom and Library Ch. 1 Getting Started with Readers Theatre 3 Ch. 2 Performing Readers Theatre for an Audience 9 Pt. II Folklore, Legends, and Tall Tales Ch. 3 Heroes and Heroines 17 The Legend of Casey Jones 19 John Henry 23 Johnny Appleseed 29 Sweet Betsy from Pike 35 Ch. 4 Tall Tales and Large Lies 39 Paul Bunyan 41 The Saga of Pecos Bill 47 Stormalong 53 Rip Van Winkle 58 Febold Feboldson 64 Ch. 5 Rascals and Ruffians 69 Brer Rabbit 71 Mike Fink 75
"That's Once!" 80 The Widow and the Robbers 85 Ch. 6 Magic and Myth 91 The Fountain of Youth 93 Sun and Moon in a Box 98 The Shark Chief and the Great Wave 101 The Flea 108 Grandmother Spider Steals the Sun 112 Ch. 7 Ballads and Songs 119 Yankee Doodle 121 Old Smoky 124 Home on the Range 126 Buffalo Gals 128 The Cowboy's Lament 130 References 133 More Teacher Resources 135 Index 139
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