Read-Along Radio Dramas use both visual and auditory sensory modes to develop the full range
of language arts skills including an intuitive sense for the sound patterns of the English language
and a reading rate appropriate to the material being read. The kits were designed for use with
language arts students in 6th grade through adult levels. Students follow along on word-for-word
scripts as they listen to the recorded audio drama with full casts and sound effects. The high
interest audio production promotes enthusiastic responses from students. When used as whole-
class read-along, the kits solve the age-old problem of some students not reading the assignment.
Read-Along Radio Dramas may be used with all language arts areas and ability levels (English,
reading, drama, ESL, special education, etc.) to improve reading, writing, listening and
Each kit includes:
A cassette recording, a word-for-word script with duplication rights, seven or more student
activity sheets, discussion/writing questions, answer keys, a literary terms study packet, specific
teaching suggestions for the story title, strategies for teaching read-along in the secondary
classroom, an annotated script of the original story (when major changes are made in the
adaptation), and a sample lesson plan.
Common classroom uses:
Whole-class literature study.
Learning Stations — Individual (home school for instance) or small group activities.
Models for writing and producing classroom plays.
Emergency Lesson Plans — When teacher is absent, students are engaged in appropriate activities.
The murder of an old man is revealed after the murderer keeps hearing the continued beating of his victims heart.