This is a member of about 55 other activity templates that are based on the Multiple Intelligence Theory. This template uses the following multiple intelligences: linguistic, interpersonal, spatial and kinesthetic. This template was designed as a mixed ability level cooperative learning activity for middle school but if you want the students to work individually, you can delete step one which states the student roles.
It starts off like all of the others in the series with students choosing roles: writer, reader, taskmaster, and timekeeper. The students will read the rubric so they know how they will be graded. There are simplified instruction on what to include in a puppet show. The students will use the content that the teacher inputted to write their puppet show. They will make a copy of their script for each person. They will make puppet and props. Then they will practice and present their show to the class. Each step includes appropriate time limits to help students stay on task and move along. There is a rubric to help you grade. The time is actually about 75 minutes but that is not an option on teacherspayteachers so I selected 90.
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Choose four of these templates and allow your students to choose the one they want to do in order to differentiate instruction and increase interest.
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Puppet Show Activity Template and Rubric
by Kasha Mastrodomenico
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