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Mystery of the Missing Cat (R = 2.3)

publication date: Apr 7, 2011
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Here's another mystery for our mystery lovers, "Mystery of the Missing Cat."  Based on a true story, this true-to-life Readers Theater script explores the confusion of moving, the love of pets, and the importance of teamwork.  The annotated curriculum links at the end for easy lesson plans will help stretch this script into a fun mini-unit study on cats.

Written at a primary reading level, the subject matter is perfect for ESL/ESOL students as well as family Readers Theater.  True surprise ending!    

TIME: 3 1/2 min.   CAST:  5     TONE:  serious   READABILITY:  grade 2.3

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