This package includes six tall tale-themed Reader's Theater scripts for some of America's most beloved characters:
- Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox
- Davy Crockett
- John Henry
- Calamity Jane
- Pecos Bill
- Molly Pitcher
This package would be great to use for a unit on tall tales or as a social studies lesson, as all the characters and stories relate to real people and events in America's history.
*Note: Suggested reading is for moderate/advanced readers, however, reading levels vary, so please use the preview option before purchasing to ensure these materials are right for you. Also, feel free to adjust the scripts to meet your and your students' needs.
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).