This short—one page—script on the figurative language topic IDIOMS has 9 solo speakers and many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. The script uses the context of a meeting of new employees on an international cruise line who, when given idiomatic instructions, do not understand what they are asked to do.
Reading and rehearsing the script familiarizes students with the definition of “idiom” (and with 12 different idioms that are used and explained in the script) while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. The script is one page long with the text appearing in a 2-column format.
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.
For more details and tips about using these scripts with students, you may want to download the FREE copy of "CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE: A Guide to the Classroom Use of this Strategy" available in my store.