• Incorporates multi-level reading within each script, offering teachers the flexibility to include readers of every level in the same read-aloud play
• Takes a cross-curricular approach so students gain familiarity working with key math concepts while practicing oral reading skills
• Lists the readability levels of each character's part in each play so teachers have the freedom to assign parts according to students' abilities—without students being aware of any differentiation in levels
• 15 plays with staging illustrations and activities for three different grade levels of readability: 4th grade and lower, 5th-6th grade, and 7th-8th grade
• A readability-level chart broken down by character, based on vocabulary and the Flesh-Kincaid scale, as well as by word lists for graded readability
Readers theatre is well-known as an excellent teaching tool that can be used across the curriculum, even to enhance math skills. But what does a teacher do to avoid the danger of labeling when the classroom includes students of different reading levels and abilities?