Reader's Theatre: Dear Austin: Letters From The Underground Railroad

Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
Reader's Theatre:  Dear Austin:  Letters From The Underground Railroad
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Reader's Theatre • Westward Movement • Underground Railroad

Fluency and group work are the goals with this humorous and witty Reader's Theatre script, Dear Austin: Letters From the Underground Railroad by Elvria Woodruff (one of my favorite historical fiction writers for kids).

Designed with 4th - 6th graders in mind, this witty script that will keep kids laughing aloud with its memorable characters and subplots while making connections among your students and increasing reading fluency!

To complete this Reader's Theatre experience, students will NOT
• have to memorize anything!
• need costumes (it's more fun if you do, however)!
• need props (it's more fun if you do, however)!
• need to perform the script (It's more fun if you do, however)

This Reader's Theatre can either be performed for your own class, another class, or for your hard-working school staff.

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Download includes:

• table of contents

• description of what Reader's Theatre is and its benefits

• teacher's notes that include (see this Product Preview for more details):
→ a summary of Dear Austin: Letters From the Underground Railroad

→ vocabulary included in this Reader's Theatre:
addled brains, afeard, crik, consumption, creed, flapjacks, hardtack, lard, muck, mute, palpatations, poultice, ruckus, ruminate, slavery, illegal

→ reading level: 4.5 (suitable for grades 4-6)

→ number of parts for girls and boys (10 parts total include 4 male, 3 female parts, 3 of either gender and 1 male NON-SPEAKING part) Some of the larger parts can be cut in half for more parts
→ costumes and props (suggestions only)

• explanation letter to send home to parents

BOOK VOCABULARY INTEGRATED into the script!

• vocabulary practice sheet

• student rehearsal and performance checklist

• post discussion questions based on building good character (can be used for
Socratic Circles too)

WRITING SKILL SHEET: similes (and similies integrated within the script to locate as well)

• 4-page witty, laugh aloud script with a suggested 5-day lesson plan for maximum fluency

• answer key


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Juli Engel
Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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