This reader's theater was written for four students. It is based on an incident that happened 11 years prior to Rosa Parks. Mr. Robinson was asked to move from his seat on a desegregated army bus and, when he refused, it led to a court marshal. Jackie Robinson was given an honorable discharge just a few months later. I use reader's theater as a way to encourage my reluctant readers to raise their fluency. It motivate everyone! My name is Melanie Whitesides and I wrote this reader's theater for Black History Month. It can still be used at any time. My store name is Wonbyone. If you like this script, take a look at some of my others. As I have said before, small groups are better because students aren't waiting as long to do their part and they get more practice in and you get less off task behavior issues. Please let me know what you think of this one. Most of my scripts are black and white to make it easier to photocopy. Thank you.
Jackie Robinson and the Bus - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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