Readers' Theatre Poetry: THE T-REX FROM MY CEREAL: A SILLY POEMS COLLECTION:
For years, elementary students have enjoyed the gloriously goofy poems of Shel Silverstein, Jack Prelutsky, and others. Following in that tradition, this is a 10-poem collection of super-fast and funny readers’ theatre (or readers' theater) scripts that are . . . well . . . silly poems.
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This readers' theatre poetry collection is also available as part of two different discounted bundles:
* READERS' THEATER POETRY BUNDLE
* READERS' THEATER MEGA BUNDLE OF SILLINESS
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The 10 poems in the collection are:
* The T-rex from My Cereal
* The Handy Hook of Pirate Pete
* Backward Magic
* Just Like My Parents Told Me
* A Helmet for My Sister
* I Asked Dad for a Puppy
* Carving My Canoe
* Hiding in the Dryer
* Finding Big Foot
* The Really Long Neck of Carly Creck
Each poem is presented as a very short stand-alone script that's only about 1-page long. However, Appendix A: Silly-poem Compilations
provides three additional scripts—each comprised of 3–4 of the poems from the collection woven into a single script, making it so a group of students has a longer script to practice and perform.
The scripts include lists of “Watch-out words!” This feature highlights challenging words for which students may need help as they practice. These words also make terrific candidates for classroom vocabulary instruction.
If you choose to do script-based vocabulary instruction, Appendix B: Word Work
provides vocabulary pages for the three silly-poem compilations. Each vocabulary page uses four of the “Watch-out words!” from the corresponding silly-poem compilation. A Word Work: Sample Answer Key provides a basic, kid-friendly explanation of each word’s meaning, which can be used when actively teaching students the words.
For a classroom reading block, readers’ theatre can be used as a student-monitored station during small-group instructional time, and Appendix C: Weekly Practice Checklist
provides a framework for students’ day-by-day practice.
Additional materials include a basic overview of readers' theatre, numerous tips and tricks for successful implementation, and a listing of some of the applicable Common Core Standards for grades 3-5.
THE T-REX FROM MY CEREAL: A SILLY POEMS COLLECTION is ready to provide a fast, funny, and favorite source of fluency practice for your students!
For additional fast and funny readers' theatre scripts, check out my other 10-poem collections:
* THE SILLY POEMS COLLECTION
* ANOTHER SILLY POEMS COLLECTION