Act out the story of John Henry, a powerful and legendary railroad builder in this engaging Reader's Theater script! This leveled script supports differentiation and English language learner strategies with roles set at different reading levels, allowing teachers to involve all students, regardless of their current reading level. This feature enables all students to successfully participate in this activity and gain confidence in their reading fluency! By performing this story together, students can practice interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures! Once the story is over, students can also recite a poem and sing a song about John Henry for additional practice. This colorful, leveled script connects to popular children's literature in an engaging way, making it the perfect tool to get all students to participate and enjoy practicing reading and building fluency.
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Rachelle Cracchiolo started the company with a friend and fellow teacher. Both were eager to share their ideas and passion for education with other classroom leaders. What began as a hobby, selling lesson plans to local stores, became a part-time job after a full day of teaching, and eventually blossomed into Teacher Created Materials. The story continued in 2004 with the launch of Shell Education and the introduction of professional resources and classroom application books designed to support Teacher Created Materials curriculum resources. Today, Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education are two of the most recognized names in educational publishing around the world.