This brief (one page long) script on NONFICTION TEXT FEATURES has 15 solo speakers and many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. (Note: You may add or subtract solo speakers to customize the script for the size of your group.) This basic script was developed with 2nd graders, so the only text features it includes are: Table of Contents, Chapter Headings, Labels, and Photos.
The script uses a “Homework Hotline” context, so it can serve as a template for a follow-up script that could identify and describe other text features.
Reading and rehearsing the script familiarizes students with these aspects involved in the reading of informational text 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. A fluent and expressive read-through/performance takes about 4 minutes.
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.