Against All Odds Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8 by Suzanne I. Barchers, Michael Ruscoe
  

Synopsis

Against All Odds Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8 by Suzanne I. Barchers, Michael Ruscoe

This book of readers theatre scripts for low-achieving middle grade readers is meant to inspire. Written at readability levels of grades 2 and 3, students who struggle with reading will enjoy learning about the lives of people both current (Bob Woodruff) and historical (Franklin Roosevelt) who are inspirational because of their perseverance and ability to overcome adversity in their daily lives. By reading, performing, and discussing these plays about people who possess the important character trait of perseverance, students will not only practice their oral reading skills, thus building the important skill of fluency, they will also build their own models for good character. Grades 3-8. Readability Levels: Grades 2-3.

Reviews

This material, with its emphasis on movie stars and athletes, will find a place in classrooms as a welcome alternative to the regular curriculum. - School Library Journal

About the Author

Suzanne I. Barchers, EdD, is the author of two college textbooks, over 20 readers theatre and teacher resource books, and more than 100 educational books for children. She is past president of the Association of Educational Publishers and serves on the PBS Kids Next Generation Advisory Board. Barchers has served as a public school teacher, affiliate faculty for the University of Colorado-Denver, acquisitions editor for Teacher Ideas Press, editor and chief of Leapfrog, and managing editor at Weekly Reader. Barchers writes and consults from her home. Michael Ruscoe is an award-winning journalist, writer, editor, and teacher. He is the author of several books, including the anthologies Baseball: A Treasury of Art and Literature and American Waterfowl.

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Format

Paperback
264 pages

Author

Suzanne I. Barchers, Michael Ruscoe
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Publisher

Teachers Ideas Press - an Imprint of Heinemann an imprint of ABC-CLIO

Publication date

30th April 2008

ISBN

9781591586777


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