Cloud Readers Theater: Are you looking for a fun way for students to remember how a cloud is formed and what the 4 main types of clouds are? These readers theater scripts will make your cloud unit unforgettable! One script teaches how a cloud is formed and the second teaches what the 4 main different types of clouds are (cirrus, stratus, cumulus, and cumulonimbus.)
1. Cloud Formation: Ocean Water Drops 1 and 2 are enjoying themselves in the ocean when the sun starts to shine on them. They evaporate into water vapors. Then they join other water vapors and condense into a cloud. The cloud sees some cows and then starts to snow. Two of the snowflakes make jokes with each other and then fall towards the mountains.
2. Types of Clouds: This script is based off of the movie, “Inside Out.” Making decisions can be hard to do at times, and it’s no exception for Skylie, the sky. Like all of us, Skylie is guided by her emotions. Her five main emotions include Joy, AKA cumulus. Fear, also known as Cirrus. Sadness, whose name is really Stratus. Anger, AKA Cumulonimbus. And Disgust, who goes by the name of Pollution. All of these clouds live in the troposphere, which is the control center of Skylie’s mind. These clouds try and help advise Skylie through everyday life. One day, a meteor starts heading towards Skylie and she is unsure of what she should do. Her emotions argue about what should be done. As they argue, we learn about each type of cloud. In the end, the emotions cannot come to an agreement and it’s too late to decide. Skylie has to use instinct to make her decision.
This product also includes some extras:
1. An explanation of how I use these scripts in my classroom
2. A page that briefly explains what each character is like and/or gets to do
3. A brief summary of each script
4. A page about parts and set-up (how many parts each script has and what I do if I need more than 25 parts or if I have students that are frequently absent. It also explains how to set-up the stage for the cloud formation script.)
5. A page where the students can write their top 3 choices for parts
Please check the preview to get a feel for the dialogue in these scripts and to see if it is appropriate for your students. (I wrote these scripts with my fourth graders in mind.)
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