African Legends, Myths, and Folktales for Readers Theatre

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Drama - 166 pages
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Teachers are continually looking for materials that will enhance their studies of cultures around the world. With this new book, author, Tony Fredericks and illustrator, Bongaman, present readers theatre scripts based on traditional African folklore. Plays are organized by area and identified by country. Included are tales from Algeria to Zambia and all areas in between. This title contains background information for teachers on each African country included as well as instruction and presentation suggestions. The rationale and role of readers theatre in literacy instruction is discussed and additional resources for extending studies of African folklore are included. Grades 4-8.


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For African American History Month and with any cultural celebration, readers theatre is not only appropriate but an almost instant and easy to prepare event. Fredericks, a master at creating readers ... Read full review

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Judy Freeman has more ideas for using children’s literature than almost anyone we know. So, in this volume, she packs songs, reader’s theatre, great book lists, best professional books, good websites ... Read full review

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Anthony D. Fredericks has written many books for Teacher Ideas Press. He is Professor of Education, York College, York, Pennsylvania, and the author of more than 50 teacher resource books as well as 20 award-winning children's books.


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