This is a small group reader's theater is for 4 students. This ties science into reading and is a great way to do two things at the same time. This script was intended to introduce students to what a force is - a push or a pull. In the script - Gibson has worn a hooded robe to school today because the class is studying forces. He wasn’t listening closely and has assumed that the forces they are studying are just like the one in the movie. His friends help to explain what a force really is and give examples to help Gibson remember.There are two writing prompts for the students to do at the bottom of the last page. My 3rd graders were able to use this script but needed some vocabulary front loaded. Those words are on the cover page.
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 and do not waste ink. 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 and you get less off task behaviors.
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 like this script look for more science related scripts at my store. Please let me know how things go!
Pushing or Pulling - May the FORCES Be With You! Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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