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‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving - A Podcast Performance
Center/Sylvester Elementary School, November 24, 2009

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving, and all through the nation,
Families got ready for the big celebration.
The schools were all quiet, lockers emptied with care.
In hopes that a turkey dinner soon would be there.
So as you stop to reflect and give thanks for this year,
Sit back and relax, and lend us your ear.
The students got excited, as good readers do,
As they created a Thanksgiving Podcast for you.



The students in Mrs. Kearns’ and Mrs. Joy’s class each prepared a Reader’s Theater Podcast during Information Technology class this week. Reader’s Theater is like storytelling, but is intended to be done in more dramatic fashion, like a performance without memorization or costumes. It is a great way for encouraging students to read fluently and expressively, especially when there is an audience. It’s also a great way to introduce Podcasting and sharing audio files using the Internet. We hope you can take a few minutes to be our audience and praise your performer for a job well done, especially with such little practice.

Recorded & Produced by Christa Monahan, Center/Sylvester Elementary School

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1. Joy's Class: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving
2. Kearns' Class: ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving