Atrahasis (Reader's Theater) (Paperback)
Act out this ancient Mesopotamian myth about an angry god, an ancient flood, and a giant boat filled with pairs of creatures. A cranky god, Enlil, wishes to flood the Earth and destroy civilization so he can get a good nap! Can King Atrahasis and the friendly god Enki outsmart Enlil and save the world? The roles in this script are written at different reading levels. This feature allows teachers to easily implement differentiation and English language learner strategies into their instruction and assign specific roles to students in a way that accommodates individual reading skills. By using differentiation strategies, teachers can get all students involved and engaged in the same activity, whether they are struggling or proficient readers. Everyone can feel successful and can enjoy improving their fluency through performance! While performing this story with others, students can also practice interacting cooperatively and using expressive voices and gestures. With an accompanying poem and song for additional fluency practice, this script is a dynamic resource for students. This colorful, leveled script is sure to get all students participating and confidently practicing fluency in a unique way.
Stephanie Herweck Paris has been in education for over 15 years. She has indulged her passion for education by spending time as an elementary classroom teacher, an elementary school computer and technology specialist, an educational activist, and an author of numerous resources for Shell Education and Teacher Created Materials.