Teach key science concepts and build reading fluency with these engaging and easy-to-read plays about animals, habitats, life cycles, health and the human body, plants and seeds, weather, and more. Reproducible plays include rhyme, repetition, and predictable language to help young learners build reading confidence. Extension activities teach and reinforce key concepts and vocabulary. Perfect for repeated readings that build fluency! Co-author Nancy I. Sanders also wrote the bestselling, 25 Read & Write Mini-Books That Teach Word Families. Includes strategies for building background knowledge; tips for introducing new vocabulary; suggestions for previewing text; and discussion starters that help readers review, sort, and synthesize information. Plus, reproducible record sheets, mini-books, graphic organizers, charts, maps, and more. Nonfiction text features covered include: diagrams, labels, charts, photographs, index, table of contents, sidebars, maps, and glossary. By the author of the bestseller, The New Kindergarten: Teaching Reading, Writing & More.