"I, Paris, Prince of Troy, challenge any warrior to meet me in single combat!" And so begins this intense chapter from Rosemary Sutcliff's BLACK SHIPS BEFORE TROY. If you are looking for a simple way to break up the monotony of daily in-class reading OR if you just want your students to bring a moment to life, my ACT IT OUT scripts are for you! Just make copies of the 5-page script, gather a few simple props, use suggestions to rearrange desks and "ACTION!". Students will love the fight between Menelaus and Paris even more once they become part of the Trojan or Spartan armies. In this script, all students will have a role (ranging from intense fight scenes, to passionate pleas, to cheering on their favorite hero).
This packet includes:
+ 5 page script for the chapter "Single Combat"
+ Cut and Use Role Sheets for students to "claim" as they walk into class
+ A simple classroom staging and prop diagram