Bring 4 different cultural versions of The Gingerbread Boy to life with this differentiated set of Reader Theater scripts and engaging Language Arts activities! Directly aligned to the common core standards, students will actively engage in dialogue that will provide a background for the cultural differences demonstrated in these 4 classic Gingerbread Boy stories from around the world! In addition to a comparison chart, Venn diagram graphic organizer, and writing prompt activity, I provide 2 stories written on a middle fourth grade reading level, 1 story written at a modified level for struggling readers, and 1 story written with a longer script and enriched vocabulary to provide “stretch” for advanced readers. By providing more than 34 individualized parts on varying reading levels, ALL students will have a chance to practice fluency, use the included vocabulary words in context, and increase their basic knowledge of the common themes found in this popular story through a written comparison activity.
Mini Unit includes the following:
*Reader’s Theater: The Little Round Bun (Russia) *low level
*Reader’s Theater: The Runaway Pancake (Germany) *on grade level
*Reader’s Theater: The Runaway Tortilla (Texas) *on grade level
*Reader’s Theater: The Runaway Wok (China) *advanced level
*Story characteristic comparison chart
*Venn diagram comparison graphic organizer
*Comparing Gingerbread Boy Writing prompt & pages
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Additional Reader's Theater Sets of Differentiated Stories
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Reader's Theater: 4 Leveled American Tall Tales
Reader's Theater: 4 leveled Greek Myth Scripts
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Reader's Theater: Aesop's Fables and Teaching Theme
Reader's Theater: Aztec, Incan, & Mayan Civilization Myths
Reader's Theater: 4 Leveled Native American Legends
Reader's Theater: 4 Leveled Explorer Tales!
Reader's Theater: Behavior & Back to School!
Reader's Theater: Martin Luther King set of differentiated scripts
Reader's Theater: Christmas Around the World (differentiated levels)
Additional Reader's Theater Whole Class Scripts (for 18-24 parts)
Reader's Theater: We the People (Branches of Government)
Reader's Theater: War of 1812
Reader's Theater: The Boston Tea Party
Reader's Theater: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere
Reader's Theater: Steps to Statehood!
Reader's Theater: Johnny Appleseed
Reader's Theater: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Reader's Theater: Immigration: Welcome to America!
Reader's Theater: Idioms As Easy as ABC!
Reader's Theater: Journey to Freedom (Underground Railroad)
Reader's Theater: Memorial Day Message
Reader's Theater: Rosa Parks (3 differentiated reading levels)
Reader Theater Bundle Packs!
Reader's Theater Bundle: Myths, Legends, & Tall Tales
Social Studies Readers' Theater Super Bundle (13 plays!)
BEST SELLING LANGUAGE ARTS BUNDLES:
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ASSESSEMENTS AND TEST PREP!
4TH Grade Benchmark Assessments for LA Literature
LA Common Core Assessment Bundle!
PARCC 4th Grade Literature Test Prep Packet
4th Grade Map Skills Assessment & Vocab Cards
PARCC 4th Grade Informational Test Prep Packet
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