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Basic Read-Along Radio Drama Kits
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Basic Kits include:
  • A cassette recording of the radio play with full cast and sound effects (except when identified as a reading--readings are one voice, no sound effects).
  • A word-for-word read-along script (see example).
  • Duplication rights to make and maintain a classroom set of the printed materials.
  • A set of questions for thought, discussion and writing.
  • Answer key for questions.
  • A word list for vocabulary study.

Kits are unbound.  Printed materials are 3-hole punched, ready for insertion into your 3-ring binder (binder not included).

Key Benefits:

  • High interest promotes excitement and enthusiasm in class.
  • May be used with all ability levels.
  • The whole class reads the story, making it possible for all students to participate in related activities.
  • Improves comprehension.
  • Improves listening skills.
  • Increases reading and listening vocabulary.
  • Develops and intuitive sense for the sound patterns of the English language.
  • Develops reading rate appropriate to the material being read.
  • Improves visualization skills.
  • Develops reading confidence.
When used as whole-class read-along:
  • Each student (the whole class) has a copy of the word-for-word script.
  • The teacher plays the cassette of the radio play.
  • Using the script, the students read along (silently) as they listen to the voices of talented actors and image enhancing sound effects.
  • The read-along session is followed by appropriate activities designed to enhance comprehension and motivate writing and discussion.
  • A read-along session can easily extend the students' learning activities to: other stories, other authors, research projects, play writing projects, radio play production projects, reader's theatre projects, etc. The sky is the limit.
Appropriate for all levels [6 Through Adult].
  • Models for writing plays -- Many teachers use the tapes and scripts as models to help students write and produce their own classroom audio productions. (See Theatre of the Mind)
  • Learning Stations -- In addition to whole-class read-along, the kits are ideal for individual or small group activities.
  • Emergency Lesson Plans -- Leave them for substitute teachers and feel confident  that students are engaged in appropriate activities when you can't be in class.
Read-Along Radio Dramas are ideal for:
  • Language Arts Classes.
  • Drama Classes.
  • Reading Classes.
  • Reader's Theatre Productions.
  • ESL.
  • Special Education Classes.
  • Substitute Lesson Plans.

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