Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Boston Massacre" Readers Theater

Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Boston Massacre" Readers Theater
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Readers Theater Script "The Boston Massacre" from The Whole History of Grandfather's Chair by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Short story unit with activities.

Grandfather retells the story of The Boston Massacre to his grandchildren.

Reader's Theater is one of the best ways to help students with their reading, speaking and listening skills. Chunked content assists students in developing reading comprehension.

14 Reading Parts - Narrator 1, 2, 3, Citizen 1, 2, 3, Red-Coat, Sentinel, Crowd, Henry Knox, Captain Preston, Grandfather, Charley, Laurence


  • - 4-page Readers Theater Script
  • - Pre-reading Quick Write
  • - Post-reading Discussion Questions

Use as One-Act Play and/or Readers Theater for the upper grades. Adapted to script form from the original short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Contains original text.

Fun reading strategy to improve close reading and comprehension skills. Help students with reading, speaking, and listening skills.

Use as quick and easy skit for Drama Club, English classroom, Social Studies, or ELD classes.

Great for building self-esteem and self-concept. Encouraging to students who enjoy acting as well as reluctant readers.

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6 pages
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