Mother Goose Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers

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Written for children reading at first and second grade levels, this readers theatre book uses Mother Goose rhymes as its basis, making it especially valuable to teachers and librarians working on building fluency skills in their beginning readers. The book offers plays based on well-known rhymes, complete with presentation and instructional follow up suggestions. The author also offers staging diagrams that enable teachers to use each script with entire classrooms of students, and he includes lists of further ...

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Overview

Written for children reading at first and second grade levels, this readers theatre book uses Mother Goose rhymes as its basis, making it especially valuable to teachers and librarians working on building fluency skills in their beginning readers. The book offers plays based on well-known rhymes, complete with presentation and instructional follow up suggestions. The author also offers staging diagrams that enable teachers to use each script with entire classrooms of students, and he includes lists of further teaching resources for each play as well. Reading levels are based on accepted readability formulas. Several of the scripts feature simultaneous Spanish translations—a real plus for ELL programs. An introductory chapter discusses the educational value of using readers theatre with young readers and ELL students. Grades 1 and 2.

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"Fredericks (children's literature, York College) offers very short plays based on well-known rhymes, complete with presentation and instructional follow-up suggestions. He includes staging diagrams that enable teachers to use each script with entire classrooms of students, and provides lists of further reading resources for each play. Reading levels are based on accepted readability formulas. Several of the scripts feature simultaneous Spanish translations, useful for ELL programs. An introductory chapter discusses the educational value of using readers' theater with young readers and ELL students."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591585008
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Series: Readers Theatre
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

ANTHONY D. FREDERICKS has written more than 20 books for Teacher Ideas Press. A former reading specialist and classroom teacher, he is currently professor of education, York College, York, Pennsylvania. Tony is the author of more than 65 teacher resource books, over 30 award-winning children's books, and several trade books on effective teaching.

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Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     xiii
Presentation Suggestions     xvii
Bonus Features     xxi
References     xxv
Reading Level, First Grade
Old Macdonald     3
Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star     10
Humpty Dumpty     18
Little Miss Muffet     23
The Cat and the Fiddle     28
Three Blind Mice     33
One, Two, Buckle My Shoe     39
Pat-a-Cake     46
Hickory, Dickory Dock     51
There Was an Old Woman     58
Little Jack Horner     63
Rub-a-Dub-Dub     68
Reading Level, Second Grade
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep     77
Pease Porridge Hot     84
To Market     89
One for the Money     94
Little Boy Blue     99
Sing a Song of Sixpence     106
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush     111
Old King Cole     117
Little Bo-Peep     125
Peter Pumpkin-Eater     130
Mary Had a Little Lamb     134
Peter Piper     142
Interesting Facts about Mother Goose     147
Resources     149
Teacher Resources   Anthony D. Fredericks     153
Index     157
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