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Read Aloud Play: We Shall Overcome MLK readers theater play script


My best-selling MLK play! Now includes a CCSs comprehension activity. Based on real events, "We Shall Overcome" tells the story of Martin Luther King's Birmingham Children's Crusade, the 1963 march in which authorities used fire hoses and police dogs to suppress crowds of students. This six page, twenty minute classroom play script is suitable for reader's theater or stage performance, and can be adapted to include music from the Crusade. From eight to fifteen parts, including Addie Mae Moore (the heroine), News Reporters, and Dr. King. Read it once or practice it daily with students in grades 4 through 8 to improve fluency, build comprehension, meet the CCSs, and inspire interest in Civil Rights. Fully reproducible: the original purchaser is licensed to reproduce one classroom set per year. Please check out my other Civil Rights plays. Most have previously appeared in Scholastic classroom magazines such as Storyworks, Scope, and Junior Scholastic, but are now available only on CurrClick! Thanks!

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Heart o. t. M. T. [Featured Reviewer]
October 6th, 2009
Sometimes students need a different learning approach to fully appreciate facts they are studying. After reading or doing a report on any given event, the students still might not quite grasp the entire concept of the facts at hand. Such might be the [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on September 21, 2009.