This is a set of two scripts—HOW TO WRITE AN INTRODUCTION and HOW TO WRITE A CONCLUSION. The scripts involve students in reading and reviewing information about 1.) writing a compelling introduction to set up an essay and 2.) writing a clear and concise concluding paragraph to end an essay. Both scripts incorporate humor and contemporary language and references. They are part of a collection in my book CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE SCRIPTS: LANGUAGE ARTS.
Each script is written for solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use them with a whole class. Reading and rehearsing the script provides information about the techniques, or a combination of the techniques that can be used to write effective Introductions and a Conclusions 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 the information is presented in script form—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information.
These Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre scripts are two of many I have created with students and teachers across the United States.