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{Are You a Text Talker?} Using the Language of Textual Evidence: ELA CCSS 1
This freebie is a quick cheat-sheet for students to remind themselves of the text-based language called for by students in the Common Core for ELA, in particular, during and while participating in teacher-directed close readings of text. These sentence starters give students a head start on how to
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Whole Brain Teaching - First Hour Cue Cards
I thought of this idea during Tuesday's (7/24/12) Whole Brain Teaching webcast (Program 532) about the First Hour of the First Day! So many people kept saying they were afraid they would forget something. So here is my solution. These cards a script based off the webcast.
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Partner Play FREEBIE for grades 4-5 (fluency activity)
This FREE partner play is intended to be used as a fluency-building activity that 4th-5th grade students can do with a partner. My partner play scripts require minimal teacher support, thereby allowing teachers to work with other small groups. For teachers who implement reading centers, these plays
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Zebra on the Loose! FUN Informative Writing Activity for Common Core Grades 4-8
Zebra on the Loose! FUN Informative Writing Activity for Common Core Grades 4-8 Spice up informative writing with this FUN and different lesson! A zebra on the loose in the city? That's not something you see everyday! Read a reporter's interviews (primary sources!) of four people involved in this
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Gingerbread Man: Readers' Theater for Grades 1 and 2
A 3 page, 7 part readers' theater script for the folk tale The Gingerbread Man. The script is written with primary students in mind and contains parts for Emergent to Transitional readers as follows: o High Emergent (roughly DRA 4-10): old woman, cow, dog, fox o Transitional (roughly DRA
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Veterans Day Readers Theater
Veterans Day Readers Theater script will encourage your students to become better readers and strengthen their fluency skills. This Reader's Theater and More packet is based Veterans Day. This experience will improve students' reading comprehension, fluency, and writing skills. Students love to pe
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The Harvest Moon Reader's Theater and Reading Literature Toolkit FREEBIE
The Harvest Moon is a concept your students may have heard of, but have no idea what it is all about. In this 2-page realistic fiction, 6-character script, your students will learn a bit of information about this autumnal event. Included in this fall common core aligned toolkit: • 2-page, 6-charac
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Phonological Awareness Curriculum: Text Based & Common Core Aligned Sampler
This FREEBIE is a sampler of the phonological awareness curriculum we have created. It is a complete week of curriculum. If you follow our phonological awareness curriculum in your classroom, which requires 15 minutes on Mondays and 10 minutes Tuesday through Friday, you will see amazingly ridicul
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Readers' Theater: The Very Cranky Bear
4 animal friends just want to get out of the rain and play in a nice, warm spot. 1 cranky bear just wants to take a nap in his nice, dry cave. Everything ends up working out, but not before the bear ends up looking ridiculous! This play is based on the book by Nick Bland. It is 4 pages long and
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Christmas Play Readers' Theater: The Gingerbread Man
A 4 page, 7 part readers' theater script of the Gingerbread Man with a Santa theme. Mrs. Claus makes a gingerbread man but he runs away. He is chased by Santa, a reindeer, and an elf. Finally a polar bear eats him up. The script is written with primary students in mind and has parts suitable for
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Partner Play FREEBIE for grades 2-3 (fluency activity)
This partner play is intended to be used as fluency-building activities that 2nd-3rd students can do with a partner. Partner plays require minimal teacher support, thereby allowing teachers to work with other small groups. For teachers who implement reading centers, these plays are perfect.. This
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Readers' Theater: The Three Billy Goats Gruff
Three brothers go looking for delicious grass but come across a big ugly troll with huge eyes and a long nose. They manage to get past him, the last one knocking him off his own bridge. This classic tale is fun to perform!
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Readers Theater
Have your first or second graders excited to participate in their first theatrical debut in the classroom with the story, "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything." This story has been adapted into a Readers Theater for students to increase reading fluency, improve intonation, and help stu
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St. Nicholas Night Reader's Theater and Close Reading Toolkit
Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS! St. Nicholas Night! I find reader's theaters to be a really fun way to focus on various skills in my upper elementary classroom. My students love to perform and may still need some work in the area of fluency, comprehension, word work, and writing. If your crew has
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Light Up the World With Celebrations: A Truly Multi-Cultural Holiday Play
During the winter holidays, we need to be aware of the multi-culturalness of our classrooms. We need to make all students feel welcome and appreciated. To do this, I try to focus on the similarities between celebrations and holidays that bring us all together: family, food, songs and light. Thi
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Calendar Math Free (Fall)
Do you teach Calendar Math for grades 1, 2 or 3? This pack includes a variety of questions/prompts for your whole group during Calendar Math for the first few months of school. Feedback isn't required, but it's very much appreciated! Click here to see more
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The Chocolate Touch Reader's Theater
"The Chocolate Touch" by Patrick Skene Catling is a beloved favorite of elementary students. This Reader's Theater script gives students the chance to portray the characters and events in the story. It includes parts for up to eleven students, an explanation of Reader's Theater, and a performance ch
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Readers' Theater: The Stinky Cheese Man
If you know and love the classic tale of the Gingerbread Man, then you'll laugh yourself silly reading this fractured fairy tale play, which is based on the book "The Stinky Cheese Man" by Jon Scieszka. -The script is 5 pages long -There are 8 characters (Narrator, Stinky Cheese Man, old man, ol
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Thanksgiving Reader's Theater Five Plump Turkeys
A reader's theater created for first and second grade from the poem Five Plump Turkeys. Students will enjoy reading from this one page script and acting out the roles. This skit is perfect for most almost mid year readers. Parts could be doubled by pairing a low reader with a higher reader. My fir
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FREE FONTS FOR COMMERCIAL USE - TeachToTell {Three}
Use TeachToTell STYLISH, LOOP DE LOOP, and DIVERSITY for personal and commercial use. INSTALLATION: Unzip file, double-click on the font files and click ‘instal’ FEATURES: All fonts have ‘TeachToTell’ in the title to facilitate ease of differentiation. This font features 98 glyphs and includes t
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Free Gentle Version of Chicken Little Reader's Theater Script
Free Gentle Version of Chicken Little Reader's Theater Script This printable Chicken Little reader's theater script is a "gentle version" with a fun ending. There are 8 cast members. Three parts are for more independent readers, and five are for more emergent readers as the lines are repetitious.
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Partner Play FREEBIE for grades 4-5: Greek Mythology Partner Play
This FREE Greek mythology partner play is intended to be used as a fluency-building activity that 4th-5th grade students can do with a partner. My partner play scripts require minimal teacher support, thereby allowing teachers to work with other small groups. For teachers who implement reading cen
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Readers' Theater: Moose's Loose Tooth
This cute story by Jacqueline A Clarke, about a Moose whose tooth just won't come out but wants to be visited by the Tooth Fairy, comes to life in this play.
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FREE Art History Guided Lesson and Art Project - Whimsy Workshop
This step-by-step guided art lesson is from Art History For Little Ones - you can see the preview and bonus lessons here: Art History For Elementary 1 - With Teacher Scripts
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Fractured Fairy Tale - The Three Little Pigs 1st or 2nd Grade
Enjoy practicing reading with expression with this fractured fairy tale Reader's Theater script based on the Three Little Pigs. Reader's Theater provides an authentic reason for students to reread text in order to improve fluency. This script is written for 6 characters. Of course there are the
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Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears Puppets and Reader's Theater
This product includes a reader's theater script based on the folk tale Why Mosquitoes buzz in People's Ears by Verna Aarmdema.There are also 7 print out puppets based on the illustrations of Leo and Diane Dillon. The puppets are a mosquito, a iguana, a python, a rabbit, a crow, a monkey, and an owl.
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Aesop's Fables for Big Kids - The Hare and the Tortoise Freebie
Do you have budding actors in your classroom? Are your kids tired of the routine reading schedule from an intense year? Then this is for you... Readers' Theater for Big Kids - the Ant and the Grasshopper! Hope you love what you see and that you are interested in the completed Close Reading plan.
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Write a Play Template
Your students will love strengthening their writing skills when they write a Reader's Theater play with this free write a play template. Great way to motivate young. Writes and practice fluency skills! Looking for more Reader's Theater ideas?
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WBT - Day One Continued
These cue cards are a continuation of the WBT - First Hour Cue Cards. The main focus in these cards is the review of information from the first hour and introducing the "Teach - Okay" Due to procedures and content being covered being so different, this set of cards is not as long. Further card sets
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Sentence Frames for Comparing and Contrasting
Sentence Frames for Comparing and Contrasting was developed in collaboration with the ELD teacher at my elementary school for use by teachers in the classroom to support English language learners and students with language delays. This product includes teacher prompts and lists of possible sentence
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American Revolution Skit--Britain's Point of View
This script is a fun addition to any American Revolution unit. Give students the chance to experience Britain's point of view in the Revolution through a courtroom themed play. Focuses on taxes and the Stamp Act. This is all factual information that you don't see in textbooks very often. Fun to get
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Greatest Common Factor vs.The Least Common Multiple
Greatest common factor (GCF), Least Common Multiple (LCM), and we are halfway through the learning process…still many are lost, and few know when or which to find, or why? So, why not have a mathematical conversation? Who doesn't like to read a fun micro play? Included in this freebie are 3 impor
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Reader's Theatre "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"
This Reader's theatre script based directly from Eric Carle's wonderful book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is a wonderful compliment to the teachings in this book! This is a 3 page script using basic words and following the story from Eric Carle's book. It works great as a way to bring this story to
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Readers' Theatre Script Frog and Toad
This is an original Readers' Theatre script adapted from Arnold Lobel's beloved children's book Frog and Toad are Friends, from the short story, The Letter. I, Melissa Savitt, chose to write it because it engages the children and is appropriate for the lower-level readers. The script is meant to e
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Reader's Theater for the Entire Class - The Year Santa Got Mixed Up!
This is a Reader's Theater for the entire class. It can be performed at any time but is usually performed at Christmas. Reader's Theater is a terrifically fun way to improve your fluency. The Year Santa Got Mixed Up by Melanie
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The Hare and the Tortoise Readers' Theater Script
Another one of Aesop's great fables!!! Students will love being Hare or Tortoise and acting out the race to the finish line. This readers' theater script goes well with a reading unit on Aesop's fables, a character education lesson, in a literacy center with props and costumes, or just for reading
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Reader's Theatre Full Class Script: A Bad Case of Stripes
This is a Reader’s Theatre Script based on the book, A BAD CASE OF STRIPES, written by David Shannon. It is a full class production telling the whole story but it is conveniently broken down into four (3-4 page) scenes that have 6 characters in each. There is a ton of flexibility here in casting as
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Free Readers' Theater - Free Poetry: I Gave Myself a Haircut & Other Silly Poems
Free readers' theater poetry: "I Gave Myself a Haircut (& Other Silly Poems)" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * If you enjoy this free poetry readers' theater compilation, I encourage you to check out the full, 10-poem set—
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The Little Red Hen readers theatre
The Little Red Hen picture book story has been adapted into a readers theatre script for easy recognition of roles for emergent readers. It is colour coded and it has pictures along side each character for assistance. This can be used for mixed ability classes as there are roles for non-readers and
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Reader's Theater: How To
A fun way to practice and improve reading fluency is by using Reader's Theater. You can use it in place of or in addition to your small Guided Reading Groups. Here's a great routine for how to prepare, practice and perform it!
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WBT - Day One Continued (PDF)
PDF Version These cue cards are a continuation of the WBT - First Hour Cue Cards. The main focus in these cards is the review of information from the first hour and introducing the "Teach - Okay" Due to procedures and content being covered being so different, this set of cards is not as long. Fur
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Readers' Theater: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (partner & trio play)
These two plays are loosely based on the popular book by Laura Numeroff. Kids will have fun acting out the book and will work on improving their fluency (pace, smoothness & expression) at the same time!
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Readers' Theater Sampler: Mythology & Fables
This sampler is a preview of the full Readers' Theater unit. The full unit is composed of five sections, with over 50 scripts. This sampler includes one script from each of the following five sections: 1) Fables with 20 scripts (Grades 2-4) 2) Creation Myths with 9 scripts (Grades 4-8) 3) Tric
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Jack and the Beanstalk Reader's Theater
Jack and the Beanstalk is a familiar story to many children. This is a reader's theater script for students to apply art standards in the area of drama. Students can work in groups and even make their own props. My students love reader's theater and I hope yours do too!
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The Pilgrim's Voyage to the New World & their first Thanksgiving
This is the in depth story leading up to the Pilgrim's first Thanksgiving from their original departure from England to Holland, and then traveling to the New World. Visuals of the boats, the people, and the terrain add to the understanding of the difficulties that persisted. Carefully researched fa
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Wemberly Worried Reader's Theater
This is a script adapted from the wonderful book, Wemberly Worried. There are 9 parts. This would be perfect for your advanced readers in first or anyone in second or third grade. Enjoy! :)
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The Pumpkin Patch Reader's Theatre - FREE
FREE original reader's theatre script about pumpkins for five readers. This is a fun and engaging way to learn about pumpkins. Reader's theatre is great for practicing expression and fluency in reading. For more classroom friendly teaching resources visit my TPT store at www.lisafrase.com Connect
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"9/11 Heroes" Readers Theater for Patriot Day
"9/11 Heroes" by Carol Montgomery A Partner Play or Choral Readers Theater A short, primary level, Readers Theatre script for Patriot Day from Readers Theater All Year™ remembering heroes of Sept. 11, 2001. This script should work with mature 1st-3rd graders and E
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Whole Brain Teaching: Class-Yes!
Class-Yes! is the Attention Getter in the Whole Brain Teaching system of techniques known as the Big Seven. It’s easy to use and very effective at getting your students’ attention. However, if you’re not careful, students can quickly adapt to it and grow bored. When that happens, you need this ha
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FREEBIE:Patriotic Literacy Bundle of Songs, Readers Theater, Writing Activities
Elementary and Music Teachers love this Patriotic songs, readers theater or music program script for any PATRIOTIC holiday. Easy to use and flexible script choices. Comes with Lyrics for 7 songs (sung to familiar tunes), 2 writing activities and various script options. An essential resource for grad
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3rd grade Multiplication/Arrays Unit Plan and Scripted Lesson
This is a scripted lesson plan and unit outline for 3rd grade multiplication using arrays. It includes the outline for the unit, as well as one full scripted lesson plan with modeling, guided practice, independent practice and assessments as well as a data collection chart for recording student erro
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The Little Red Hen Reader's Theater
Children LOVE reader's theater and this one is perfect for early readers. It is based on the familiar story of The Little Red Hen. Students can use this script at literacy centers after you have practiced it at guided reading or whole group instruction. The script is color coded and has pictures
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