Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day this September 26th with this literacy unit. Intended for Christian schools, churches, Sunday Schools, Mission Friends, etc., the focus of this package is to show how Johnny Appleseed planted seeds of faith as a missionary using "The Parable of the Farmer Scattering Seeds" found in Mark 4.
The package includes the following:
- Original Reader's Theater Script for moderate/advanced readers
- Teacher's Story Script for younger children
(Teachers can read aloud for younger students or story can be used as a class read aloud)
- Memory Verse Poster - Galations 5:22 (Fruits of the Spirit)
- Seed to Tree Sequencing Cards
Reader's Theater helps to develop fluency through repeated exposure to text, increase comprehension, integrate reading, writing, speaking, listening in an authentic context, engage students, increase reading motivation, create confidence and improve the self-image of students, provide a real purpose for reading, and provide opportunities for cooperative learning. (Scholastic, 2012).
*Note: Updated 2014. Please view the images above for skill level.