Where Are The Nutz? A Squirrels' Winter Story (Winter Theme, Reading & Writing Activities)
Scripts With Content
For Intermediate Readers
This Reader’s Theater Script is a great resource to use in your classroom in many ways: literature circles, small groups, centers, or teacher table.
Where Are The Nutz? Is a fun story about a family of squirrels surviving a hard cold winter. Someone ate the last acorn, grandma has a hidden cache, and everyone is looking! The characters are fun, and your students will love to act out this cute Squirrel Winter Story!
Where Are The Nutz? Will be divided into scenes. Each scene will have a reading response activity!
First: Read and Re Read (Fluency)
Next: Making Predictions, Answering & Asking Questions (Comprehension strategies)
Then: Antonyms & Alphabetize (Vocabulary Development)
Finally: Reflection & Visualization
CCSS. RL 2.3,3.3,5.3
CCSS. RL 3.4,4.4
CCSS. RL 3.5,4.5,5.5
CCSS. RL 3.10,4.10,5.1
Reading Foundational Skills:
CCSS. RF 2.4,3.4,4.4,5.4
Speaking And Listening:
CCSS. SL 21,3.1,4.1,5.1
Speaking And Listening:
To include more of the Speaking and Listening Standards, have the students work in partners or small groups to discuss verbally the answers to the questions. Also have them do the activities together so that they can share ideas before writing them down.
This package includes:
• Common Core Standards
• 26 pg. Script Highlighted Where are The Nutz?
• 26 pg. Script B&W for saving ink Where are The Nutz?
• A total of 5 Scenes with Reading Strategies Activities at the end of each one. (Fluency, Comprehension, Vocabulary Building, Visualization)
• CAUSE AND EFFECT Booklet
• VISUALIZATION Task Cards or Booklet
• 3 Writing Prompt
• All About Squirrels Informational Booklet
(Read Non Fiction)
• True Or False (Comprehension Test)
• Fact Or Opinion (Comprehension)
• My All About Squirrels (Non Fiction Writing Activity -Could be used as a Reading/Writing assessment)
Act It Out: Color / B&W Character Cards To Make Headbands to represent the play.
• B&W / Color Character Masks To Act It Out!
Reader’s Theater is one of the best tools in the classroom to have students gain fluency, accuracy, and comprehension in reading. It also reinforces listening skills, and teamwork.
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Hope you enjoy a little drama!