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Multi-Media Literature Units
Read-Along Radio Drama Kits
(listen and read along)

Available in TWO FORMATS!
Deluxe Kits! ($
42.00/$40.00)
Basic Kits! ($24.00)

Deluxe Kits

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Bound in three-ring binders with tab dividers and descriptive cover sheets -- $42.00.

Two CDs packaged in a cd/dvd case for easy access and storage -- $40.00. Print materials are in .pdf format.

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ABOUT DELUXE KITS

  • Kits include:
    • A 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.  Duplicate and maintain a classroom set.
    • Ready-to-use student activity sheets. Duplicate as needed for your students. Includes:
      • Cloze Activity
      • Sequence Activity
      • Vocabulary Activity (one or more, depending upon the difficulty of the vocabulary used in the story)
      • Literal Comprehension
      • Listening Skills Activity
      • Crossword Puzzle (one or more)
      • A list of Writing/Discussion Questions
    • A literary terms study packet. Duplicate these pages for students to keep in their binders.
    • Teaching suggestions for the specific title. Includes answer keys for the student activity sheets.
    • Strategies for teaching read-along in the secondary classroom.
    • An annotated script of the original story. With questions comparing the original with the adaptation. (Included when important changes are made in adapting the story.)
    • A sample lesson plan.
    • Using Read-Along Radio Dramas.
  • 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.
  • Read-Along Radio Dramas are 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 may be used 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 used in:
    • Language Arts Classes.
    • Drama Classes.
    • Reading Classes.
    • Reader's Theatre Productions.
    • ESL Classes.
    • Special Education Classes.

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