This set of 5 'group readers' on the Ancient Greeks cover:
1. The Gods
2. The Olympics - Ancient and Modern
3. The Arts
5. Greek Theater
And delivers them via 6 speakers each. Thus for a class of 30, there are 5 groups of 6 children. (For a smaller class size, a mini play may be dropped or the speakers re-allocated). 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 'group readers' or guided reading materials; or readers' theater, as the scripts can be read as opposed to memorized, with no props.
Please note: Teaching time of 40 minutes is very approximate, depending on time spent on reading and answering quiz questions.
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 (and traditional class plays), visit my website www.plays-r-ussell.com
Ancient Greek Guided Reading, Group Readers or Readers Theater by Sue Russell
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