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More Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers Theatre
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More Frantic Frogs and Other Frankly Fractured Folktales for Readers Theatre

by Anthony D. Fredericks, Rebecca N. Purvis (Illustrator)
 

Tony Fredericks presents all-new scripts in this new book of fractured folk- and fairy tales for middle-grade readers theatre. Have you heard about The Boy Who Cried 'Amphibian' or about when Little Red Riding Hood punched that Big, Bad Wolf right in the mouth? Fredericks tells those stories and offers more than 25 additional reproducible, satirical scripts for rip

Overview

Tony Fredericks presents all-new scripts in this new book of fractured folk- and fairy tales for middle-grade readers theatre. Have you heard about The Boy Who Cried 'Amphibian' or about when Little Red Riding Hood punched that Big, Bad Wolf right in the mouth? Fredericks tells those stories and offers more than 25 additional reproducible, satirical scripts for rip-roaring dramatic reads. These scripts are guaranteed to evoke snickers, chuckles, and belly laughs, get everyone involved in production, and engage all audiences as well. The book also contains guidelines and tips for using readers theatre in the classroom to promote reading fluency and motivate young students to read! Grades 4-8.

Long-time successful Teacher Ideas Press author Tony Fredericks presents all-new scripts in this book of fractured folk- and fairy tales middle-grade readers theatre. Have you heard about The Boy Who Cried 'Amphibian' or the story about when Little Red Riding Hood punched that Big, Bad Wolf right in the mouth? Fredericks tells those stories and offers more than 25 additional reproducible, satirical scripts for rip-roaring dramatics. His side-splitting send-ups and wacky fractured folk and fairy tales are guaranteed to bring snickers, chuckles, and belly laughs into the classroom, get everyone involved in production, and engage all audiences as well. The book also contains guidelines and tips for using readers theatre in the classroom to promote reading fluency and motivate young students to read! Grades 4-8.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Fredericks has published a second volume of readers' theatre and fractured folktales for students in upper elementary and middle school. The author includes background information on the value, presentation, and steps to follow when teaching students how to generate their own stories. Her description of 12 English/Language Arts standards that are addressed by the use of readers' theatre, such as seeing language in action, will give educators reasons to justify the inclusion of this type of performance in their curriculum. One problem with the book is the format; the number of participants and characters are not listed upfront. Also, some of the language included in the theatre pieces may be offensive to some adults, e.g., ticked off Little Red Hen tells the animals that they are "lazy no-good slobs," and "Jack and Jill Don't Like the Stupid Author Who Wrote Their Stupid Story." Still, the phrasing is realistic and humorous, and will appeal to children.-Kathleen Pavin, Purdy Elementary School Library, Fort Atkinson, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591586289
Publisher:
Libraries Unlimited
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Series:
Readers Theatre Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(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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