5 Guided Reading Play Scripts on 30 American Heroes
Play 1 Heroes of the American War of Independence
George Washington, Samuel Adams, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin & Paul Revere.
Play 2 Heroes of the Underground Railroad
Ex-slaves: Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and Josiah Henson
White Abolitionist: Laura Haviland, Levi Coffin and Thomas Garret
Play 3 Native American Heroes
Sitting Bull, Geronimo, Chief Joseph, Tecumseh, Pocahontas and Sacagawea
Play 4 Heroes in Science and Space Exploration
Neil Armstrong, Christa McAuliffe, Albert Einstein, Jonas Salk, Mary Edwards Walker and Rachel Carson
Play 5 Heroes from Different Walks of Life
Jackie Robinson, Steven Spielberg, Elvis Presley, Mattie Stepanek, Samantha Smith and John Chapman
This set of 5 Guided Reading Play Scripts (Readers Theater) on American Heroes, written by Sue Russell, dips into the achievements of 30 outstanding people in American history, delivering their lines via 6 speakers per play script. (For a smaller class size, a script may be dropped or the speakers re-allocated). Each script comes with a quiz - an excellent assessment tool and means of focusing attention on actual learning content. I describe these plays as guided reading materials or readers' theater, as the scripts can be read as opposed to memorized, with no props.
Please note: Teaching time of 40 minutes is very approximate, depending on time spent on reading and answering quiz questions.
I have written a set of guided reading play scripts to 'compliment' every 'traditional' class play I have written. The focus of these mini plays is more on reading than performing, which is why I refer to them as 'Readers Theater' and I see them as a wonderful classroom resource, delivering the curriculum via role play. I have used this format with classes I have taught and know first-hand how well this innovative form of teaching works. For the complete collection of guided reading play scripts I have written, visit my website www.plays-r-ussell.com
American Heroes Guided Reading Play Scripts
by Sue Russell
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License