Multi-Grade Readers Theatre Picture Book Authors and Illustrators by Suzanne I. Barchers, Charla R. Pfeffinger


Multi-Grade Readers Theatre Picture Book Authors and Illustrators by Suzanne I. Barchers, Charla R. Pfeffinger

36 readers theatre scripts use authors and illustrators to awaken student imaginations. * Offers scripts at two different reading levels to facilitate use with students of different ages and skill levels * Each script is written to contain core vocabulary words to reinforce comprehension and vocabulary retention * Discussion questions are included with each play to further reinforce comprehension


This volume contains 36 readers theater scripts relating to the lives of picture book authors, poets, and illustrators to help students become better readers. It has a script for each week of the school year, on individuals such as Margaret Wise Brown, Bill Peet, James Marshall, Bill Martin Jr., Beatrix Potter, Stan Berenstain, Shel Silverstein, and Tasha Tudor. The reproducible scripts, which are meant to take up a 30-minute class period, are aimed at different reading levels; half are for grades one to three and the other half are for grades two to four. They contain core vocabulary words, background information, presentation suggestions, and discussion questions, and include a large number of reading parts. - Reference & Research Book News ...offers teachers and librarians an exceptional vehicle for collaboration, perhaps expanding upon a unit in a reading textbook, introducing a biography lesson, or concluding an author study. As much of the information is nonfiction, students work not only on their fluency, but also on their comprehension of expository text. Thirty-six different plays allow for one every school week if desired, ensuring every student has an opportunity to shine with an important role. Highly recommended for grades 1-4. - Catholic Library World

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. Charla R. Pfeffinger was an educator in Illinois for 22 years before retiring.

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207 pages


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Publication date

19th May 2009



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