Improve students' reading fluency in Grade 1 while providing fun and purposeful practice for performance. You'll motivate students with these reader's theater scripts that also build students' knowledge through grade-level content in the scripts. The repeated practice and performance improves vocabulary and comprehension as do the standards-based activities in the lesson plans. Graphic organizers are included and are invaluable to reach visual learners. Based on current research and correlated to state standards, the user-friendly lessons are ready to implement.
Literature Connection—If a Bus Could Talk: The Story of Rosa Parks by Faith Ringgold
This book provides readers with a fun way to learn about Rosa Parks. The narrator is a bus that talks to
a young passenger named Marcie about Parks and her accomplishments.
Content Connections—Social Studies, Famous Americans, Black History
Read Rosa Parks: An American Hero while studying biographies or famous Americans. For example,
introduce the script during Black History month. Rosa Parks’ life story provides students with a true
example of courage, so the script might also be used to teach a unit on life skills or personal attributes.