Native American themed Readers Theater lessons will encourage your students to become better readers and writers. Your students learn facts about the Plains, Southwest, and Northwest tribes with the lessons in this packet. These are facts about Native American tribes. You can use these in November with your Thanksgiving lesson plans. They can also be used at any time of the year, too.
This experience will improve students' reading comprehension, fluency, and writing skills. Students love to perform Readers Theater plays. Now, let your students write their own Readers Theater script using the template included in this packet. There are also ideas and printables for props for the performance.
Pg. 2 Overview
Pg. 3 Common Core Standards
Pg. 4, 5 Performance tips
Pg. 6-9 Stage props
Pg. 10 Starring sign
Pg. 11-13 Act 1- 5, plus generic sign
Pg. 14-15 Homes of the Plains tribe - script (4 speaking parts)
Pg. 16 Name necklaces
Pg. 17 Stick puppet frames
Pg. 18-19 Teacher tips
Pg. 20 - 22 Extension activity: (Beginning, Middle End) Tell Me More Book
Pg. 23-24 Tribes of the Southwest (4 speaking parts)
Pg. 25 Name necklaces
Pg. 26 Stick puppet frames
Pg. 27-28 Extension activity: interactive journal printable - dictionary skills
Pg. 29-30 Northwest: Totem Poles (4 speaking parts)
Pg. 31 Name necklaces
Pg. 32 Stick puppet frames
Pg. 32-33 Extension activity: My family's totem pole
Pg. 34-37 Writing your own Reader's Theater script template
These are facts about Native American tribes. You can use these in November with your Thanksgiving lesson plans. They can also be used at any time of the year, too.
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