This Reader's Theater was written for a small group of 3 students. It is intended to introduce - or reinforce for students who are struggling - factors, primes, multiples, and composites. In the script, the narrator is here to introduce everyone to factors, multiples, primes, and composites numbers. Bob and Betty are there to help out. Bob and Betty do not know everything yet about factors, multiples, primes, and composite numbers so everyone must work together to figure things out. Together they are able to describe and show how factoring works and explain what makes a number prime and composite.
I did not have every group perform this script. Instead I chose the group that was the most fluent and the others just practiced it as part of the center. One of my favorite things to do is find a way to tie math into Language Arts. This concept is one students need to be provided with multiple ways to understand it and that is just what this script does! I write small group reader's theaters so they will work better in centers and to avoid having long wait times between student's lines. Wait time is not reading time and often turns into off task behavior time. Small group reader's theater helps to get students reading more and encourages even reluctant readers to practice fluency.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. If you do like it, look for others on my site!
Most of my scripts are black and white, except for a small color picture on the first page, so that they can be photo copied easier and take less ink. Please let me know what you think.
*Also please note that I use the vocabulary list on the first page so students know which words should be underlined and focused on. My ESL group especially needed that boost.
Factors, Primes, and Composites - Oh My! ----- Math Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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