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This reader's theater is for a small group of 4. In it, Olivia believes that Pluto should be reclassified a planet again. Sam thinks it should be kept as a dwarf planet. The evidence is discussed and students are left with the decision. When this reader’s theater is over, students write a response stating their opinion and using evidence.
I wrote this one because my students enjoyed debating it became a good way to get interest built up for an argumentative paper. I use all of my Reader's Theaters to help students improve their fluency. Even though I have now moved from the reservation, my students still require motivation to improve and that is where Reader's Theater comes in.
This particular reader's theater ties science, writing, and reading together. It is always nice to have multi-curricular goals. My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone. I hope that you will enjoy this small group Reader's Theater. As I have said before, small groups are better because students aren't waiting as long to do their part and they get more practice in. This is why my scripts are good for fluency. Also my scripts are mostly black and white to save on ink and to make a clean photo copy. Please let me know what you think of this one. Thank you.
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Should We Bring Planet Pluto Back? by Melanie Whitesides is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.