Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day this September 26th with this literacy unit. The package includes an original poem and reader's theater script for moderate/advanced readers, as well as science seed to tree sequencing cards and an apple writing activity to honor this great American pioneer.
The package includes the following:
- "The Legend of Johnny Appleseed" poem
- "Johnny Appleseed" Reader's Theater (with up to 10 roles)
- Seed to Tree Sequencing Cards
- "If I Had a Basket of Apples..." Writing Prompt and Templates
- Picture & Text Template
- Text only Template
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.