Amazing Women Guided Reading, Group Readers or Readers Theater

Amazing Women Guided Reading, Group Readers or Readers Theater
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5 guided reading play scripts on Amazing Women:
1. From across the world, 15th - 20th century
2. From across the world, 20th century
3. In the American Women's Suffrage Movement
4. In the American Civil Right Movement
5. First Ladies 31 - 35
This set of 5 guided reading play scripts(Readers Theater) on Amazing Women, written by Sue Russell, starts by taking a look at Amazing Women from across the world and across the centuries, and then focuses on the part played by women in shaping America's history - fighting for a voice both in society and politics, delivering them via 6 speakers each. (For a smaller class size, a mini play may be dropped or the speakers re-allocated).
Please note: Teaching time of 40 minutes is very approximate, depending on time spent on reading and answering quiz questions. Each 'mini play' comes with a quiz - an excellent assessment tool and means of focusing attention on actual learning content. I describe these plays as guided reading play scripts or readers' theater, as the scripts can be read as opposed to memorized, with no props. To see list of speakers, see Preview.
I have written a set of group readers to 'compliment' every 'traditional' class play I have written. The focus of these mini plays is more on reading than performing, which is why I refer to them as 'Readers Theater' and I see them as a wonderful classroom resource, delivering the curriculum via role play. I have used this format with classes I have taught and know first-hand how well this innovative form of teaching works. For the complete collection of group readers I have written, visit my website

Amazing Women Group Readers or Readers Theater by Sue Russell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.
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