Cold. Dark. Raw. Without light and heat, how would you live? Take a journey back to the Paleolithic Era and experience the dangers and benefits of facing fire for the first time. Explore how the earliest people learned to harness energy in this Reader's Theater script that offers differentiated roles with various reading levels to ensure that all students have the opportunity to succeed. A list of Tips for Performing Reader's Theater helps students develop good stage presence, interact cooperatively with peers, and talk with feeling and meaning. With a glossary to deepen vocabulary and an accompanying poem and song, this five-act leveled script is the perfect tool to increase student fluency, comprehension, and content literacy in physical and earth sciences as well as social studies.