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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
Recording Readers Theatre: Developing Comprehension and Fluency With Audio Texts
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 60-minute sessions|
Grades 9 – 12 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
After critiquing a list of conventions for the genre, students read, view, or listen to a classic
mystery, and then produce a mystery of their own, reflecting on the purposeful ways in which
they adhered to or altered the genre conventions.
Grades 3 – 12 | Student Interactive | Organizing & Summarizing
The interactive Cube Creator helps students identify and summarize key elements. It can be used as a prewriting or postreading activity.
Grades 6 – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Mystery Cube helps students identify and summarize story elements in this popular genre. It can be used as a postreading or prewriting activity.
Grades 3 – 12 | Printout | Assessment Tool
This rubric is designed to be used for any Readers Theatre performance. Students are scored both individually in the areas of delivery and cooperation and as a group in the area of active, on-task participation.
Grades 6 – 12 | Strategy Guide
This Strategy Guide describes the processes involved in composing and producing audio files that are published online as podcasts.
Grades 3 – 8 | Professional Library | Book
This book has everything you need to use the Guided Comprehension Model effectively with students in in upper elementary and middle school.