Against All Odds: Readers Theatre for Grades 3-8

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008 - Drama - 251 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Wrestler
1
Cyclist
11
Figure Skater
21
Actress
31
Tenor
41
Skier
51
Football Player
61
Actor
71
Surfer
141
Congresswoman
151
Country Singer
161
Hockey Player
171
Actor
181
Actor and Spokesman
189
President
199
Blind Mountain Climber
209

Actor and Writer
81
Marathon Athlete
91
Baseball Player
101
Actor
111
Tennis Champion
121
Actress
131
News Correspondent
217
Special Guests
227
They All Beat the Odds
237
Answers to Cross Out Puzzles
247
Index
249
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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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