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Help students learn about ancient Rome with these activities. These activities could be used for fluency instruction, enrichment, or social studies.
-Four readers theater scripts: These scripts, with parts for 5-8 students, have enough roles for 26 students. You can easily combine roles to allow for smaller classes. The scripts include "Time Machine", which highlights three important periods in ancient Rome, "Roman Lunch Menu", which discusses some foods of Rome, "Roman Clothing Store", which shows the clothing of ancient Rome, and "Roman Career Fair", which highlights three careers of ancient Rome. These scripts are written for students with very little background knowledge about the time period.
-Informational article: This two-page article addresses the power and culture of ancient Rome. (previously published in Weslandia materials)
-Activities: Before reading activities, comprehension questions, and a scaffolded summary are included for the informational article.
-Comparing texts: Students compare the script and the article with a chart.