When Marian Sang: Reader's Theater

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Put on an eight-actor show based on Pan Munoz Ryan's When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson. The resource comes with a color-coded script that includes some images from the picture book.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Pair up with a music class or teacher to work on the songs in the script (which can also simply be read)
Classroom Considerations
  • The resource suggests that you read the book aloud to your class before the reader's theater; in order to do this, you'll need to get your own copy or borrow one from the library
Pros
  • Provides an opportunity for pupils to learn about Marian Anderson and civil rights
  • Requires learners to practice fluency and other speaking skills
Cons
  • None