This two-page script on the topic of CONFLICT in Literature involves students in reading and speaking about the different types of conflict found in literature. The script is written for several solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. Examples of conflicts in this script come from the books THE OUTSIDERS by S.E. Hinton and THE PIGMAN by Paul Zindel. (Note--You and/or your students should feel free to edit the script and conflict examples to include literary examples that you want to emphasize.)
Reading and rehearsing the script reinforces the steps in the writing process while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. Students enjoy creating and performing gestures and sound effects where indicated in the stage directions. And—because it is a script—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information. Rosalind Flynn offers this Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre script—one of many she has created with students and teachers across the United States.
You may also want to download the FREE copy of "CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE: A Guide to the Classroom Use of this Strategy" available in my store.