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Mother Goose Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers
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Mother Goose Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers

by Anthony D. Fredericks
 

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.

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." - Reference & Research Book News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591585008
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2007
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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