Not boring, not confusing, not hard to understand. These two readers theaters about the Constitution and September 11 make understanding two complex subject matters interesting, fun, and comprehensible. Both readers theaters are written in a format of social media students will find relatable. Our founding fathers and a group of first responders use language kids can read and understand.
Here’s what you’ll get with this download:
1. Face-time with the Founding Fathers readers theater. George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Gouveneur Morris, and the children have a conversation about the Constitution. The readers theater is 6 pages. There are 5 pages of photo vacabulary cards. There are 2 pages of questions and ansers for students to read and answer with a partner. As a bonus, there is a “Create Your Own Constitution” two page activity where students design their own set of laws.
2. Face-time with the First Responders readers theater. The first responders from New York and the children sensitively and informatively talk about September 11, 2001. This readers theater is 4 pages with 3 pages of photo vocabulary cards.
Complexity of text: I am guesstimating you could use these readers theaters with grades second through sixth. They are great for students who need complex text scaffolded and for ESL students or struggling readers. The September 11 readers theater has more basic language and decodable words than the Constitution readers theater. Please see the preview for the reading level and complexity of text.