Aztec Guided Reading Scripts

Aztec Guided Reading Scripts
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Aztec Guided Reading Scripts or Readers Theater
Play 1 Where?
Play 2 When?
Play 3 The Rise & Fall of the Aztecs
Play 4 Aztec Life
Play 5 Aztec Gods
Five guided reading scripts, 6 speakers each.
Around 5 minutes reading time each; plus quiz and discussions points. Around 20 minutes in total for each.
These guided reading scripts (or readers theater) were written to complement The Aztec Class Play (or assembly). They are the ideal classroom resource, combining reading, role play and assessment. The points for discussion are also another useful approach for looking at the subject from different angles.
Speakers:
Narrator
Moctezuma
Aztec Warrior
Hernan Cortes
Spanish Soldier
Captive
Sample Text:
Play 1 Where?
Narrator: OK. So let’s turn our attention first to that question: ‘Where?’
Moctezuma: My city! Tenochtitlan, on Lake Texcoco.
Cortes: There for the taking!
Soldier: What a pushover!
Warrior: For tricksters like you!
Narrator: Oh dear! There seems to be an awful lot of bad feeling around here!
Captive: I did try and warn you!
Narrator: (Impatiently) About what?
Captive: Oh just the small matter that these guys you invited absolutely hate each other!
Narrator: Really? And why would that be?
Moctezuma: The Spanish murdered my people!
Narrator: (Tutting) Hmm, well I can see that wouldn’t exactly endear them to you!
Cortes: (To Moctezuma) Oh come on! All is fair in war, you know that!
Warrior: And what was fair about deceiving your way into our city?
Captive: Well, I’d like to ask, what was fair about first capturing me and then making me walk up all those steps to certain death?
Moctezuma: But what a death! What an honour!
Also available from the author, Sue Russell
ANCIENT CIVILISATIONS
Class Plays/Assemblies:
· Ancient Egypt
· Ancient China
· Ancient Greece
· Ancient Rome
· Indus Valley
· Ancient Sumer
Plus ones on:
· Baghdad: Early Islamic Civilisation
· Maya civilisation
· Benin civilisation
&
· The Aztecs
Guided Reading Scripts:
· Ancient Egypt
· Ancient China
· Ancient Greece
· Ancient Rome
· Ancient Sumer
· Maya
& The Aztecs
Also available, if you need ‘the Big Picture’:
· Ancient Civilisations Assembly – a collective assembly, covering 6 ancient civilisations, answering questions When? and Where?
· Ancient Civilisations History of Medicine Assembly
My complete collection is available off www.plays-r-ussell.com
Total Pages
23 pages
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