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Download a Playbook® Script
For Thanksgiving and Christmas
to Use With Students
in Grades 3-5!

(Image) Story Illustration of Theo Turkey Pulling Santa's Sleigh on Christmas Eve

This downloadable Playbook® will help your students have fun with Thanksgiving and Christmas ... all in one twist of a tale! The story is designed for 6 readers and covers an atypically wide span of reading levels (Stages 2-5) to allow multiple classes and grades to enjoy this script together and even take part in a performance! Remember that easier parts can also be read by older or higher level readers!

In this wacky script, A Turkey's Christmas Wish, Timmy the pet turkey is jealous that the Christmas holiday gets so much attention compared to Thanksgiving. In an attempt to prove that turkeys are important, too, he writes a letter to Santa Claus. Through a crazy chain of events and pure motivation, he learns to fly like his wild turkey cousins, and actually becomes the first turkey to pull Santa's sleigh alongside flying reindeer! Along for the adventure are Tessa and Jacob, who share their home with Timmy, and Birdie, the lovable, flying-obsessed reindeer. Students will love chanting along with all of Santa's reindeer about the "real turkey" who learns to fly!

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Meet your program's academic enrichment needs with our new
kits featuring...

(Image) Technology, Engineering, Math, Science, Character Education
...and more!

Playbooks® Roleplay Reader™ is now offering 5 all-new kits compiled to meet your program's content needs and featuring several just-released titles. Click on each kit's name to see details and titles included.

Character Education Kit (Grades K-5) - Includes 10 titles with 6 book copies of each - $479

Math & Science Kit (Grades K-8) - Includes 9 titles with 6 book copies of each - $499

STEM Kit (Grades 4-8) - Includes 3 titles with 7-10 book copies of each and 1 interactive reader's theater computer game on CD - $199 *Coming Soon*

Mystery Series (Grades 5-8) - Includes 3 titles with 7 book copies of each - $249

Budget Kit (Grades 6-8) - Includes 7 titles with 6 book copies of each - $399

November Special

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Cure Problems at Any Grade,
in Any Subject,
With Reader's Theater

With all the challenges facing our nation's educational programs today, Playbooks® Roleplay Reader™is dedicated to addressing numerous areas of growth from within the literacy and reading enrichment sphere of influence. So aside from the almost universal budget restrictions, where's your pain? Is it in early childhood reading development? Middle School reading fluency? STEM? Nutrition and fitness? Playbooks® Roleplay Reader™provides reader's theater scripts and kits with a diverse selection of target age group options and valuable academic and extra-curricular themes to meet your program's individual needs.

Reader's theater builds fluency at all ages and is an excellent method for teaching additional curricular material due to the highly engaging nature of roleplay reading! Our products are also available in a flexible variety of price ranges to fit your budget while offering the benefits of our unique format and expertly designed method of reader's theater.

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Watch a Free Webinar About
Reader's Theater, Jr.,
Created for Pre-K to First Grade
For Early Childhood Education

(Image) Reader's Theater, Jr. Set

The unique step-by-step format of this early childhood reading module is ideal for building skills and confidence in young emerging readers. This webinar explains how the Mini Transition Book and Easel Book system functions to provide a new approach to reading development, allowing very early readers to participate in a complete roleplay reading story.

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Celebrate Thanksgiving and Native American
Heritage Month
With Reader's Theater

Thanksgiving today is mostly celebrated by eating delicious food with family, but there's much more to discover behind the much-loved tradition. While the Thanksgiving of 1621 was certainly not the first time people celebrated thanks for the harvest, it was a moment in time when European colonists and Native Americans came together peacefully, before events took a tragic path. So, as we think about what we are thankful for, it is also essential to respect and teach awareness of Native American culture and Native American presence and influence in this country.

This month is also Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate American Indian tribal culture and tradition including art, history, and story-telling. Lesson plans and information for teachers are available here.

Playbooks® offers two titles to incorporate reading fluency growth into your November Social Studies curriculum, An Unexpected Path (set in Native American village) and Bound For Plymouth (story of the Pilgrim's voyage to America, part of the Journeys of Discovery two-book set).

(Image) An Unexpected Path Cover
(Image) Bound For Plymouth Cover

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