Nonfiction Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers by Anthony D. Fredericks

Nonfiction Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers

Written by Anthony D. Fredericks
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Part of the Readers Theatre Series


Nonfiction Readers Theatre for Beginning Readers by Anthony D. Fredericks

Teachers and librarians are continually looking for an interesting, fun way to input content knowledge to build that background information which will help push up student expository reading scores. Nonfiction readers theatre is one way to accomplish this. Professor Fredericks offers 30 short nonfiction readers theatre plays for the young reader (grades 1-3) on topics ranging from earth and natural science to community helpers, holidays, and government. Test scores across the country show American students are far more able to read narrative than nonfiction text. Some research speculates this is due to a great lack in the background knowledge of many children. Librarians are beginning to realize that a unique fit for the school librarian is as a provider of background knowledge materials for teachers to use.


Non-fiction children's author Fredericks provides 26 reproducible scripts students can read aloud to learn about plants, animals, space, electricity, history, ecology, personal health, friendship, and the law. A prop list, activity instructions, and book suggestions accompany each lesson. Three chapters separate scripts for first, second, and third grade reading levels. - Reference & Research Book News

About the Author

Anthony D. Fredericks has written more than 20 books for Teacher Ideas Press. A former reading specialist and classroom teacher, he is currently professor of education, York College, York, Pennsylvania. Tony is the author of more than 65 teacher resource books, over 30 award-winning children's books, and several trade books on effective teaching.

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220 pages


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Libraries Unlimited Inc an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th April 2007



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