This Reader's Theater was written for a small group of 4 students.It was intended to give students a look into some of the history of the Marines. Cain told the class in his essay he wanted to be a US Marine when he grew up but Elizabeth was absent and has some questions about why he wants to join them. This leads to more questions about when the US Marines started, what their motto means, and where some of their nicknames come from.
It is meant to be a way to encourage students to study the different military branches.This also makes a great script for the 4th of July, President's Day, Memorial Day, and other federal holidays as well as US history. It is important to teach the vocabulary of this script as students practice.
I write small group reader's theaters so they will work better in centers and to avoid having long wait times between student's lines. Wait time is not reading time and often turns into off task behavior time. Small group reader's theater helps to get students reading more and encourages even reluctant readers to practice fluency.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. Most of my scripts are black and white so that they can be photo copied easier and take less ink. Please let me know what you think.
A Brief History of the US Marines – Small Group Reader’s Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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