Reading And Science Integration: Force and Motion
Scripts with Content for Intermediate Readers.
This Readers’ Theater is a great resource to use in your classroom to integrate reading and science. You can use it in many ways: small group activity, center, or teacher table.
Readers’ Theater is one of the best tools to have students gain fluency, accuracy, and comprehension in reading. It also reinforces listening skills, and teamwork.
This script could be used after the teacher has introduced the unit of Force and Motion to the class. It will be a wonderful activity to reinforce the concepts that a force is either a push or a pull, and that force is used to move objects; also, that motion is movement, and that there are many types of motions, like up and down, back and forth, in zig zag, around and around (spinning), etc. It also talks about friction, and how it can slow down, and stop an object from movement. I would recommend that the teacher used this script as a reinforcement.
The Package Includes:
Reading, Listening, Speaking, Science Standards
6pg. B&W Script
6pg. Highlighted Parts Script
Complete Sentence Answering Sentence Stems
I’m including comprehension question to check on understanding, and I’m providing some answering sheets with sentence stems, to help students to answer questions in complete sentences. These comprehension questions could be used as an informal assessment.
I’m a bilingual teacher so all my plays will be written in English and Spanish, but you can buy them separately in my store.
Hope you and your critters enjoy a little drama!
Reading Standards for 1st, 2nd grade.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RI 2.2,2.4,2.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RI 3.1,3.2,3.7,3.10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RI 4.2,4.3,4.4,4.10
Reading Foundational Skills:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RF 1.4,2.4
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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY SL 1.1,2.1
Science Common Core Standards
Force, Motion and Energy 1.6, 2.6