History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll find a script and instructions for putting on a reader’s theater performance of each adventure. From the individual book pages below, you can download additional copies of the script plus sound effects, background images, and more ideas that will help make your reader’s theater performance a success.

Cover: Alice Ray and the Salem Witch Trials
Cover: Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Workers' Strike
Cover: Benjamin Brown and the Great Steamboat Race
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater — eBook Set
History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater — Library Bound Set
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
  • New! Fall 2018
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Alice Ray and the Salem Witch Trials 550 T 3.8
Annie Shapiro and the Clothing Workers' Strike 660 S 4.5
Benjamin Brown and the Great Steamboat Race 670 S 4.2
Clara Morgan and the Oregon Trail Journey 680 S 4.3
Ellen Craft's Escape from Slavery 560 S 3.8
Enrique Esparza and the Battle of the Alamo 560 S 4.1
George Washington and the Story of the U.S. Constitution 540 P 4.8
John Greenwood's Journey to Bunker Hill 550 S 4.2
Johnny Moore and the Wright Brothers' Flying Machine 530 R 3.7
Lizzie Newton and the San Francisco Earthquake 550 Q 4.0
President Lincoln, Willie Kettles, and the Telegraph Machine 590 S 4.7
The Little Rock Nine Stand Up for Their Rights 540 T 4.4
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019
  • New! Fall 2018

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History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader's Theater

Bring to life important stories from U.S. history with the History Speaks: Picture Books Plus Reader’s Theater. These books bring together illustrated picture books with reader’s theater scripts for students to practice fluency. In the back of each book, you’ll… View →