Playbooks® for Homeschool
Build Fluency With Focus on the “Whole Child”
Playbooks® Reader’s Theater engages homeschool students of all ages (K-12) in interactive, conversational dialogue with their peers, siblings, parents, or group instructors in a “roleplay reading” activity. With the Playbooks® format of multi-leveled roles and color-coded dialogue text, siblings and schoolmates of various ages can participate in the same story together, and easily identify their roles and follow along. Scripts include academic, character development, and values-based content as well as several scripts with religious education themes. Playbooks® engage the entire family and foster development of the “whole child” by building character, self-esteem, reading and speaking confidence, fluency, and even decision making skills!
“Roleplay Reading” is Flexible
The flexibility of this reading activity helps you mold your child’s educational setting. Roles can be shared with choral reading techniques to help guide younger readers, or split or combined to fit the script to more or fewer readers. Reader’s theater can also become an educational and social event for your local homeschooling community with students coming together to practice and plan a performance for parents. Reader’s theater is applicable to a variety of family situations, including special needs students, who usually thrive with this type of activity and instruction. It’s especially helpful with students on the autism spectrum who have trouble reading with expression.
A Unique Way for Parents to Read With Their Children
The U.S. Department of Education has declared that reading aloud is the single most important activity that parents can do with their children to ensure their future success. Homeschooling gives parents a unique opportunity to do this to the fullest extent, so choosing reader’s theater for your reading materials helps your children gain the most from their favorable learning circumstances.
Easy to Implement at Home
Playbooks® are easy for parents to implement in a home learning environment. Making time for it can be as simple as incorporating the story into your evening family routine or replacing television time with a more beneficial activity. With entertaining scripts, kids will want to read and/or perform them again and again!
Playbooks® hold a
Seal of Approval
from the Home Educators