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No Prep, Simply Print and Go Engaging Christmas Reader's Theater for Middle School Students.
Adapted from the classic fairy tale "The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen
14 Total Pages Including:
1 Page of Suggested Directions and Cast of Characters
7 Page Engaging Script (18 Characters)
2 Pages Using Context Clues to Determine Vocabulary Meaning
1 Page Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (Students will compare performing the script to hearing it read aloud by their peers. Next they will compare the theme of "time" in "The Fir-Tree" compared to "They Say That 'Time Assuages by Emily Dickinson.") Please note this specific page was developed from 6-8 CCS, if you are using this with fifth graders, you may want to skip this page.
1 Page "Think About It" Higher Level Thinking Questions
1 Page Visual Summary Activity
1 Page Answers Key
I love this reader’s theater because students are engaged and excited throughout the activity.
The script introduces students to a classic fairy tale that they may not otherwise have chosen to read on their own.
The script makes differentiation easy and allows students at all abilities to work together to practice fluency and build vocabulary.
This script and engaging worksheets can be completed in one class period or extended to last an entire week depending how often you choose to read script and allow students to switch characters.