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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is formatted so easily, it took me MUCH less time than I thought it would to prepare a unit on reader's theatre for my class. I used it for my high school theatre class so they wouldn't have to concentrate on large vocabularies, but rather to deliver the story in a simple, easy way. It was a HUGE success of a project and this book made it possible. It tells you how long each story is, what cast you'll need, and what reading level it is!! Yay!!!

The stories themselves are entertaining (even for high school!!!), compelling, and really fun to work with. I am SO grateful I ordered this!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
Aaron Shepard is a generous contributor to the field of Reader's Theatre. This book is no exception. It's well-laid out and chock-full of interesting scripts. I've recommended to several folks interested in RT.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book was written in clear language. It was helpful to me as a novice.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I purchased this book after realizing that my 8th grade, special education classroom of reluctant readers shared an affinity for reading plays. I was very pleased with the outcome, and they were too. I used this book in my 7th grade class as well, and a paraprofessional I work with actually inquired about this book to use with her eight-year old son and his friends. I simply photo-copied the plays and had the students pre-read and highlight their portions. After reading a play 3-4 times, I started to notice an improvement in my struggling readers' reading fluency and overall confidence. Even with my more proficient readers, they were able to truly shine and practice changing their voices and intonations as necessary. I highly recommend this book for teachers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2013
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Most of the plays in this book are great. There is a wide assortment of plays - some I recommend, and others I don't.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon August 20, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Each play has a preview that includes genre, culture, theme, number of readers required, reader ages, length of play and roles. There are also helpful notes and placement of readers suggested.

I downloaded this free on Kindle which is great to get an idea of what the content is like BUT very impractical to use for actually doing the plays. If you purchase the paperback edition you are able to make multiple copies so way more practical.
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on April 9, 2012
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
We read the story version of most of these plays that are in the book. It is great when teaching students about genre. They get to see a story in many forms. My goal is to get the poetic version of "Louis Sachar's Sideways Stories" and I will have all three versions. Students will be able to understand the story in every presentable genre form. Great book for that use. And just fun to do with your class.
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on April 2, 2013
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Cute plays, great for speech/language therapy, however there is at least one play that I won't use because it is not appropriate for my students.
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on April 15, 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I like to do these plays with my cousins and they enjoy it too very much like me and my sister.
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on January 7, 2015
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Fairly easy to work with...
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