Fairy Tales Readers Theatre

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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". . . a must for any educator or any teacher who feels threatre is part of a solid English curriculum."

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"Fredericks (York College, York, Pennsylvania) has some 40 years of experience as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, curriculum coordinator, staff developer, professional storyteller, and college professor, and is the author of 75-plus teacher resource books. He offers teachers and librarians a practical guide for using fairy tales in a readers theater format with Grade 3-6 students, to facilitate their literacy acquisition and communication skills development. Following an introduction to readers theater, the benefits of its use in the classroom and library, and tips on performing readers theater for audiences, the text contains 19 script versions of famous fairy tales, six additional scripts of humorous alternatives, and list of additional print resources for teachers."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591588498
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/31/2009
  • Series: Readers Theatre Series
  • Pages: 138
  • Sales rank: 532,809
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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