I created the Readers Theater at the request of my students, who love ANY excuse to act out a story we have read! The quiz is a brief comprehension check focusing on plot structure and the story vocabulary.
These materials are designed to supplement the Collections Close Reader featuring the short story "The Whistle" by Anne Estevis.
* Readers Theater (short script based on the story, great for read-aloud/role-play)
* Short quiz on "The Whistle" (as a PDF file and an editable doc)
* Answer key for the quiz
The Readers Theater was good fun, and really helped my students better understand the story. Also, they just love any chance to put on a performance!
The short quiz includes questions about plot structure (matching excerpts with plot elements, such as rising action, climax, etc.) It also includes questions about the three key vocabulary words in the story (Ex: Describe a time when you felt "infuriated" and explain why.)
I really hope you enjoy the Readers Theater. Please give feedback; I'm always looking to improve these things!