This Reader's Theater was written for a small group of 4 students. In Spanish the title would be '¿Deberíamos Devolver a Plutón la Categoría de Planeta?' It is to help students understand how planets are classified. It is great way to tie in Science with Language Arts and Spanish! In the script, a girl named 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. / Olivia cree que Plutón debería ser reclasificado de nuevo como un planeta. Sam piensa que debe mantenerse como un planeta enano. La evidencia se discute y los estudiantes quedan con la decisión. Cuando la obra de teatro haya terminado, los estudiantes escribirán una respuesta, que exprese su opinión y usa evidencia.
We write small group reader's theaters so they will work better in centers and to avoid having long wait times between student's lines. Wait time is not reading time and often turns into off task behavior time. Small group reader's theater helps to get students reading more and encourages even reluctant readers to practice fluency.
Our names are Julio Lopez and Melanie Whitesides but our store name is LosDosMaestros and we hope that your students enjoy this script as much as ours did.
We love tying in multiple subjects with reading and have done so. If you like this script please check out some of our others. Most of our scripts are black and white with only a border or an occasional colored picture on front so that they can be photo copied easier for your students. Please let us know what you think.
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¿Deberíamos Devolver a Plutón la Categoría de Planeta?
by Melanie Whitesides
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