Read-Along Radio Dramas use both visual and auditory sensory modes to develop the full range of language arts skills including an intuitive sense for the sound patterns of the English language and a reading rate appropriate to the material being read. The kits were designed for use with language arts students in 6th grade through adult levels. Students follow along on word-for-word scripts as they listen to the recorded audio drama with full casts and sound effects. The high interest audio production promotes enthusiastic responses from students. When used as whole- class read-along, the kits solve the age-old problem of some students not reading the assignment. Read-Along Radio Dramas may be used with all language arts areas and ability levels (English, reading, drama, ESL, special education, etc.) to improve reading, writing, listening and visualization skills.Each kit includes:
A cassette recording, a word-for-word script with duplication rights, seven or more student activity sheets, discussion/writing questions, answer keys, a literary terms study packet, specific teaching suggestions for the story title, strategies for teaching read-along in the secondary classroom, an annotated script of the original story (when major changes are made in the adaptation), and a sample lesson plan. Common classroom uses:
Whole-class literature study.
Learning Stations -- Individual (home school for instance) or small group activities.
Models for writing and producing classroom plays.
Emergency Lesson Plans -- When teacher is absent, students are engaged in appropriate activities.
"The Monkey's Paw" by W. W. Jacobs
"The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Hop-Frog" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe
"Pit & Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe [A Reading]
"Love of Life" by Jack London
"Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry
"Lady or Tiger" by Frank Stockton [A reading]
"The Last Leaf" by O. Henry
"The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain
"The Strange Orchid" by H.G. Wells
"The Necklace" by Guy de Maupassant
"Horseman in the Sky" by Ambrose Bierce
"Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce [A Reading]
"Headfirst" by Dennis Rhodus
"The Long Night" by Lowell D. Blanton
"Traffic Incident" by Roger Rittner
"After the Battle" by Joseph Altsheler
"The Matemaker" by Dennis Rhodus
"Heat Lightning" by Robert F. Carroll
"The Perfect Touch" by Eli Glass
Theatre of the Mind, Writing and Producing Radio Dramas in the Classroom by Don Kisner
.Tell-Tale Heart (a Read-Along Radio Drama)
Edgar Allan Poe, Don Kisner (Editor)