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Camp Reader's Theater™ Kits Can Help Students Leap Forward This Summer
Plus Get Reading Resources Available
From Playbooks® in Partnership With the
American Camp Association

Planning ahead to power up your summer school curriculum? Playbooks® Camp Reader's Theater™ Kits are just what you're looking for!

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Nearly all students experience summer learning loss, and reading is a key area in which this setback is observed. Disadvantaged or at-risk students experience the greatest losses in reading achievement during summer break.

One Time Offer: Order
Summer Fun Take Home Book Packs and Save

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Choose any two Playbook® titles to order as a Summer Fun Take Home Pack and get a 30% discount!

Each pack includes 4 book copies each of 2 titles, parent flyer in English and Spanish, supplemental activity packets, reader assignment guide, sparkle microphone prop, and award certificates.

Call us for a title selection recommendation to customize your Summer Pack to fit your region and student culture! Offer expires May 31.


With proper engagement in learning over the summer, it is possible to minimize or eliminate summer learning loss, and even help close the achievement gap between disadvantaged and privileged students.

Reader's theater is fantastically fun, the most practical form of social interactive reading, and supported by research as a valuable tool for building fluency, making it a must for summer learning! Camp Reader's Theater brings a skit-like atmosphere to summer school courses, while providing fluency building reading enrichment, and is also perfect for true camp programs as well!

Camp Reader's Theater™ flexible purchasing options are designed to fit program lengths of 4 to 8 weeks, for specific grade ranges including K-2, 3-5, and 6-8.  View All Camp Reader's Theater™ Kits.

Playbooks® sponsors the American Camp Association's (ACA) Explore 30 Camp Reading Program to bring reader's theater to campers and help prevent summer learning loss! Learn more about this program and the resources it provides.

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See our Booth and Implementation Workshop
at Upcoming Conferences!

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Promising Practices, Proven Strategies Conference - March 7-9, 2012 -  
Harrisburg, PA

* Exhibitor Booth
* Reader's Theater Implementation Workshop -   Thursday, March 8, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

California Parks and Recreation Conference - March 20-23, 2012 - Long Beach, CA
Reader's Theater Implementation Workshop -   Wednesday, March 21, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

National AfterSchool Association Conference - April 2-4, 2012 - Dallas, TX
* Exhibitor Booth
* Reader's Theater Implementation Workshop -   Tuesday, April 3, 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.

Best-Out-of-School-Time Conference
- April 25-28, 2012- Palm Springs, CA
* Exhibitor Booth
* Reader's Theater Implementation Workshop - Friday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

All workshops listed above are taught by
reader's theater expert, Dianna Cleveland.

Win a BOOST Conference
Registration Worth $435!

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Do you want to attend this year's Best-Out-of-School-Time Conference in Palm Springs, April 25-28? BOOST is one of the most popular national professional development conferences for Before and After School Program directors and staff. Fill out this form to win a free registration!

The winner will become a a special exhibitor booth guest in association with Playbooks®, and will have access to all conference events and sessions. Enter here! Our winner will be contacted by March 14.

Feature Story of the Month

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Stone Soup

A Retold Classic Adapted
to PlaybooFormat

Content for Grades 3 - 5
Reading Stages 2 - 5

Written by: Kelli Casas
Illustrated by: Christoph Brown

Synopsis:  In this positive retelling of a classic tale, a cheerful young traveler comes upon a town facing a difficult depression. The townspeople are grumpy and worried about feeding their families, but the traveler has a secret he hopes can help them out in more ways than one! Nobody believes him when he says he can make a delicious soup using a stone as the main ingredient, but they are intrigued. As the traveler comments that adding extra ingredients such as carrots or onions would really make the best stone soup, the townspeople's generosity begins to shine though! Can the townspeople set aside their fears and learn how to help one another as members of the community through the hard times?

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Click here to view summary and image of each character.

March Special

Get $50 off 5 or more Single Story Small Group Sets or
any Grade Level or
After School Kit

$100 off 10 or more Single Story Small Group Sets

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Featured Free
"All About Reader's Theater"

For March

"Over-acting" With a
Reading Buddy

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