I love using this Great American Inventors Readers Theatre Bundle in my classroom. It is such a fun way to bright to life all of these historical figures we learn about in Social Studies. This bundle includes 4 scripts and also key resources to assess and extend the work in your classroom. The script includes key information about American inventors (Edison, Bell, Carver, Wright) and their inventions during the turn of the century. This social studies content integrates beautifully with reading strategies especially fluency. This short and upbeat script is memorable, fun and will have your students remembering these important folks for years to come! *It is designed to be worked on in flexible small groups of 5-8 students. These activities make great Literacy Centers! (Appropriate for 3rd- 5th grade readers.)
Also included in this download are: 1) Readers Theatre Teaching Tips 2) Student Performance Checklist/ Rubric 3) Teacher Notes & Extension Ideas to incorporate grade level writing skills and also more theatre and visual arts into the learning.
Summary of the Plays:
A cooky Time Traveler character takes a group of students back in time to before America's turn of the century. Each play highlights a different key historical figure that influences American life as we know it. This bundle includes 4 action-packed Readers Theatre scripts that celebrate the historical contributions made by Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver and the Wright Brothers.