The Declaration of Independence: Fourteen Hundred Words of Freedom (Reader's Theater) (Paperback)

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Students will act out the roles of the figures in US history who wrote the Declaration of Independence, experiencing the thoughts and feelings they had while creating this revolutionary document. This script includes roles written at various reading levels, allowing teachers to implement differentiation and English language learner strategies. This Reader's Theater script features roles written to match multiple reading levels. Teachers can assign specific roles to their readers based on each student's current reading level, allowing all students to get involved in the same activity and feel successful! Students will gain confidence in their reading fluency through performance, regardless of their current reading ability. While performing with others, students will practice performance, interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures to better tell the story. These drama scripts for students are a great way to teach literacy and engage all learners!

About the Author

Debra J. Housel, M.A., earned a master's degree from Nazareth College of Rochester and worked as a teacher for more than a dozen years before becoming a freelance writer. She is an award-winning author and has written and/or consulted on more than 100 titles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743905398
ISBN-10: 0743905393
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
Publication Date: August 28th, 2006
Pages: 20
Language: English
Series: Reader's Theater