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How Well Do You Know Playbooks®?
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Sometimes we hear from interested educators who believe they are using Playbooks® in their program, when they have actually unknowingly purchased a different, lesser brand of reader's theater. Be sure you have the best materials available by exploring the answers to these questions about the Playbooks® brand! Win free story bags or sparkle microphones if you answer correctly! Hint: If you don't already know the answers, they can all be found on our web site.

1. What are the two distinct features about the character roles in a Playbooks® Reader's Theater book that no other publisher can claim to have together in the same story.

2. Describe what the book covers for all Playbooks® have in common. Please be specific.

3. Name at least two supplemental items that come free with all our our multi-story kits.

Email your responses to info@readerstheater.com along with your name, school or program, and phone number and we'll let you know what you've won! .

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Call For Testimonials: Share Your Success Stories!

Are you already using Playbooks® in your literacy or enrichment program? We'd love to hear about your success stories and see your students enjoying reader's theater activities! Please email testimonials, along with photos and videos documenting your students' experiences to info@readerstheater.com. We'll send you a free gift! If you also provide us with your permission,we'll share your success with other educators in our newsletter or on our resources blog, freereaderstheater.com.

Your students' smiling faces could appear here, celebrating the power and fun of reader's theater!

(Image) Smiling students who played the 4 princes in the Playbook Script, Questionella and the Perfect Prince: A Fairy Tale of Multiple Choices

These students played the four princes in the Playbook®, Questionella and the Fairy Tale of Multiple Choices, a script that teaches test-taking skills!

October is Bullying Prevention Month

This month, join the fight against bullying by participating in Bullying Prevention Month events. PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center provides resources and information about the national campaign including a digital petition and a toolkit to plan a "Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying" event like dozens of organizations across the country.

Our newest Playbook®, The Bully Games (Grades 5-12), is a powerful tool for teaching the essential lesson of standing up to stop bullying. In this story, each character plays different a role in each scene, including bystander, victim, bully, and forstander (stands up for victim).

(Image) Illustration from The Bully Games. Each character plays a different role such as bystander, "forstander" (stands up for victim), bully, and victim in each scene.

Don't Accept Inferior Imitations of Our Multi-leveled and Color-coded Reader's Theater. Only Playbooks® Roleplay Reader uses this patented advanced format that provides all these benefits ... and more!

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Compare the difference between these 2 pages.

This page is in the patented Playbook® format
with colorized dialogue text and multi-leveled roles.

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This page below only has the character name in the
margin in color. Student cannot quickly identify
where his or her part begins and ends.
(Customer pays for color books, but gets black text.)

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No publisher can legally duplicate
our multi-leveled and color-coded format,
so go with the company that pioneered it,
not a copycat publisher who
doesn't specialize in reader's theater.

The Original and Best Format Available!

The Playbooks® format has become so popular that many publishers want to copy it! But don't be fooled by their lesser imitations. Because of our patent, they cannot copy the most important features of our unique reader's theater books.

Playbooks® include easier and more difficult roles within the same story while also color-coding the dialogue text of each character role at the same time. No other publisher can do these two things together.

Color-coded text means each reader’s dialogue text, not just the name in the margin, appear in a different color, making it easier for students to follow their character roles, quickly see in the fraction of a second where their part starts and stops and how much they will read, and easily be prepared for their next turn to speak. This also helps to create a sense of ownership and security in their role which leads to increased reading confidence and involvement.

Compare the difference with the two pages shown on the left.

Color does not represent the level of the role, however, so that students do not know they've been assigned an easier or harder role. Character colors are selected randomly from Playbook® to Playbook.®

Colorized dialogue text is important! According to a Loyola University study, word recognition and reading comprehension improves 27% when text is presented in color compared to bold text, and 35% when presented in color compared to contrasting fonts.

Only Playbooks® can present actual dialogue text in different colors while also providing multi-leveled roles in the same story. This is a patented format and this simple difference is important and can be crucial to ultimate student success.

Easier and harder roles in the same story help students avoid stumbling in front of their peers, allowing them to read aloud with confidence and accuracy.

Playbooks® multi-leveled character roles are edited using a proprietary leveled word dictionary and strict sentence structure guidelines, so students achieve ultimate success and fluency among their peers. We do not simply assess what an author has written to determine what level the text might be; we actually edit and level the roles!

Playbooks® carefully balance character roles so that all readers participate throughout the entire story, even the struggling readers! The whole idea is to build reading confidence, fluency, and participation for all readers and not just give smaller more insignificant roles to lower level readers.

Only Playbooks® include optional mini-costume kits that allow students to fully become their characters, along with fun reader's theater games that provide additional reinforcement of story content and allows students to really ham it up!

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