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This reader's theater was written for a small group of 3 students. I created to be used in November for Thanksgiving because my students kept making comments about white and dark meat. We used this script to begin a debate. In the script, Michael is having trouble explaining to his customers what the difference between white and dark turkey meat is. He wants to sound like he knows what he is doing so he asks his friends, Alice and Alex, to explain it to him. Unfortunately, Alex is more confusing than he is helpful.
I write reader's theaters because I find them to be an excellent way to motivate all readers, including reluctant ones, to practice fluency. I write small group scripts because the ONLY way reader's theater works is when there is very little wait time. In scripts with lots of characters, students spend time off-task or waiting to read this does not help them become fluent. Instead, their behavior gets worse and kids get in trouble. My scripts are mostly black and white so that they can be reproduced on a copier easier with less ink.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. If you are looking for more reader's theaters for your groups for Thanksgiving look up my others. In fact, this one and 5 others are in a book. Thank you!
Let's Talk Turkey by Melanie Whitesides is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.