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Free readers' theater poetry script: "The First Day of Summer Vacation"
Readers' theater (also spelled "reader's theatre") is a terrific teaching tool for developing students' reading fluency. Furthermore, the natural rhythm of poetry can further support students as they develop into fluent readers. That combination of readers' theater and poetry makes this free poem a perfect fluency-builder for your classroom!
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This fast and funny readers' theater poem is excerpted from SCHOOL'S ALMOST OUT: A SUMMERTIME SILLY POEMS COLLECTION. If you enjoy this free readers' theater poem, I encourage you to check out the full, 8-poem set, which also includes vocabulary pages and makes a terrific end-of-year activity. * * * * *
This readers' theater script includes a list of “Watch-out Words!” This feature highlights challenging words students may need help with as they practice. These words also make terrific candidates for classroom vocabulary instruction.
Additionally, the script contains numerous bracketed prompts—hints like [scared] or [amazed] that help guide students’ expression as they practice and perform.
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