This script on FAMOUS AFRICAN AMERICANS involves young students in reading and reviewing information about inspiring African Americans. The script incorporates humor and contemporary language and references. It’s part of a collection in my book CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE SCRIPTS: SOCIAL STUDIES. I wrote it in collaboration with some third graders several years ago, so you and your students may want to update some of the references and maybe even add more facts about some of the people mentioned.
This script is written for solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. Reading and rehearsing the script reinforces information about notable African Americans 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. This Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre script is one of many I have 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.