Have a boy in your class that can’t seem to sit still? Give him a chance to shine by starring him in this physically comical line skit. By the end of this skit, the boy playing the hypochondriac will have picked up nearly every ailment from the other patients. He will find himself coughing, sneezing, using a Kleenex, touching his head, having the chills, getting muscle spasms, and more… all at the same time!
This type of skit (sometimes called a “line skit”) is a series of short scenes that follow a similar pattern of action or dialog with only slight changes. There are seven characters and six scenes in this version of the skit. The script uses highly repetitive vocabulary and phrases making it easier to read, reinforce, and remember key terms. It also includes a list of “personajes”, a description of the “escenario”, and stage directions, all in Spanish.
This 8 page packet includes:
1 product overview page
2 page script
1 page word bank/glossary
2 page reading worksheet
2 page answer key
I saw a version of this skit performed at a school assembly in Mexico. I have adapted it to use as a reading activity and to reinforce vocabulary and grammar in Buen Viaje Level 1 Ch 8.