This is a small group reader's theater is for 3 students. This script introduces students to similes and metaphors and give them some practice with them. It does NOT explain the difference between them though because it is the first time students have encountered them. In the script, Literal Lizzy who I have used before on a simpler script, thinks that everything someone says is literal. This means that what is said is exactly what is meant. Billy and Wanda help her practice metaphors and similes so that she can learn that things aren’t always meant the way they are said but used to compare two things that are different but have one thing in common. When you are finished practicing the reader’s theater, there is a worksheet to help you practice similes and metaphors by creating your own.
If you do use it for 2nd graders, you will need to give some extra support towards reading or give it to a higher group. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need. Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily. The problem with many other reader's theaters is that students spend a lot of time waiting for their part. When you have a small group they get more practice in and less off task behaviors take place.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but I my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. Let me know how things go!
Literal Lizzy is Introduced to Similes and Metaphors
by Melanie Whitesides
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