Reader’s Theater Classics


Famous People, Famous Words

Engage middle school students in learning about historic documents and authors.

24 multi-leveled scripts provide multiple cross-text perspectives on diverse eras, cultures, and genres.

  • Improve literary analysis and text-based answers.
  • Bring complex text to life in the classroom.
  • Actively explore differing opinions about key issues.
  • Link biography and drama to primary sources.

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ACT Now!

Act NowDevelop close reading skills through guided collaborative practice.

Close reading books for Grades 3-8 contain six units, each linked by a common theme with three reading passages of increasing length and complexity.

  • Expose students to a wide range of genres and text types.
  • Consumable student books encourage annotation on the page.
  • Collaborative conversations build speaking and listening skills.

Teacher’s Guides include links to key standards and suggestions for citing text evidence. Model Lessons for Close Reading professional development book helps scaffold the close reading process.

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