Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Series, students will have fun acting out the parts as they learn about the famous children's book writer, Dr. Seuss. The play on the life of Theodor Seuss Geisel has nine audience Questioners, comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section and a Teacher page with lots of extension activities, links and the key to the comprehension questions. Great for Read Across America Day(March 2nd-Dr. Seuss' birthday), during the reading of one of his great stories or on a Friday when you are looking to have a biography script to use with your students.
Check out my other Reader’s Theater Scripts on famous writers:
1. William Shakespeare:
Considered to be the greatest writer of the English language, learn about William Shakespeare with this fun/informative play. Shakespeare introduced about 3000 words to the English language . It is said that next to the Bible, his works are the
most quoted!William Shakespeare: A Reader's Theater Script
2. Today, a person who is very tight with money, is often called a scrooge, after, the main character in A Christmas Carol. Did you know that several other words and phrases were coined by Charles Dickens?
Words such as abuzz, flummox, the creeps,round the clock and whiz-bang are credited with Dickens. Other words that Dickens helped to popularize include, kibosh, butter-fingers,boredom,messiness,squashed,bah humbug,and tousled.
Here's another interesting fact about Charles Dickens.Someone said that if you counted all the words which Dickens used in his writing, it was an amazing 4.6
million different words! Charles Dickens: A Webquest
3. This information play is based on the Mark Goodson Production To Tell the Truth Game Show. Students in grades 4 and up will have fun acting out their parts and learning some interesting facts about fairy tale writer, Hans Christian Andersen. Comprehension questions, discussion questions, extension activities and resources are
included: Hans Christian Andersen, A Biographical Play
Although the play on Dr. Seuss would take one class, if you decide to do some of the extension activities, it could take additional class periods.