Readers Theatre III - Tall Tales (ebook Gr: 4 to A)

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Reader's Theatre 3 - Tall Tales
Publisher: Rainbow Horizons Publishing
84 pages
Grades: 4 to Adult
Regular Price: $24.00 eBook Price: $15.99

The Tall Tales Unit is a unique way of introducing students to some of the most interesting characters in the world. From Paul Bunyan to Sam McGee, the tales contain extravagantly and humourously exaggerated stories of some incredible exploits. The tall tales genre was popularized in North America in the 1820's and has remained to this day.

Readers Theatre is a unique and fresh way of introducing students to delightful plays that have been passed down from generations to generation for centuries. They can also serve as a useful tool for developing a student's oral reading and comprehension skills. Readers Theatre calls upon the students to utilize their voices, facial expressions and hand gestures to interpret the characters in the scripts. The focus is on reading and interpreting the text, not "memory work".

Creative Task Cards have been developed for independent learning.

Index:

Page Nation Legend
2 United States Paul Bunyan
12 United States John Henry, the Steel-Driving Man
21 United States The Legend of Slappy Hooper
31 Ukraine The Gossip
39 United States Frogs A Hoppin'
47 Canada The Cremation of Sam McGee
56 Burma The Tall Tales
63 Australia Snakes, Don't Move
70 United States Slue-Foot Sue and Pecos Bill
77 Universal A Porker in the Family

Lessons Include:

Suggested Teaching Strategies/Themes/Answers
Readers Theatre Scripts
Follow-up Activities

  • Comprehension Questions
  • Fun With Words
  • Investigations
  • Creative Writing/Art Activities

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