Reading And Science Integration: Living And Nonliving Things
Scripts with Content for Intermediate Readers.
This Readers’ Theater is a great resource to use in your classroom in many ways: small group activities, Reading or Science centers, or teacher table.
This script will make reference to:
Living And Nonliving Things
The Package Includes:
Reading, Listening, Speaking, Science Standards
8pg. B&W Script
8pg. Highlighted Parts Script
Complete Sentence Answering Sentence Stems
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.
This script will talk about the characteristics of living things (they eat, breathe, grow, move and respond), and it will also emphasize what living things need from the nonliving things to survive, such as water, air, soil and sunlight. It will allow students to have fun reflecting on the things that all living things have in common, and at the same time what makes them different! I would say it’s an appropriate reading level for children in second and third grade, yet I think older students can have fun reading it as a review!
I’m including comprehension question to check on understanding, and I’m providing some answering sheets with sentence stems for the students to answer the questions in complete sentences.
Reading Standards for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 21,3.1
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 2.3,3.3
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 3.4,
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 3.5,
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RL 3.10
Reading Foundational Skills:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY RF 2.4,3.4
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, 21,3.1,4.1,5.1
Science Common Core Standards
(9) Organisms and environments. 1.9, 2.9, 3.9
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. The script will come both highlighted for color copies, or B&W for saving ink.
Hope you and your critters enjoy a little drama! ☺