• Montezuma Peak

    Coronado

    National Memorial Arizona

Coronado Readers Theatre

Expedition route map

Expedition route map

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Available (and free!) to 4th grade classes, this 'Coronado Readers Theatre' comes with a ranger who will guide students through a 50-minute lesson. As everyone's budgets have grown tighter and tighter, fewer schools are able to afford the bussing required for a trip to one of the national park sites. We hope the readers theatre will fill a need to connect students with the Coronado Expedition, and to get some of the experiences they would have had during a park field trip.

Readers theatre is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form. Readers read from a "script" and reading parts are divided among the readers. No memorization, costumes, blocking, or special lighting is needed. The focus is on reading the text with expressive voices and gestures, making comprehending the text meaningful and fun for the readers.

This interactive classroom-based lesson allows students the opportunity to explore the Coronado Expedition through a readers theatre and additional activities (based on Arizona State Standards).

For more information, or to schedule your class, please call:

Coronado National Memorial: 520-366-5515 x2310.

Did You Know?

barking frog

Coronado National Memorial is home to the rare barking frog. Its presence was first confirmed here in 1993. The barking frog hibernates for almost the entire year, except for a few weeks in summer after the first heavy rains. Then, the males can be heard calling from limestone crevices for mates.