September 17 is Constitution Day. Principals and administrators love that this readers' theater script for fifth grade and above
can help fulfill your requirement to hold an educational program about the U.S. Constitution
and engage students in reading at the same time. Readers theater motivates and engages readers. Used for fluency instruction, it is a proven research-based reading strategy (best practices) that provides a context for authentic reading and re-reading.
With this original readers' theater script created by My Reading Resources, students will be able to step into the shoes of the Framers of our United States Constitution.
Comments from buyers: “My students couldn't wait to act out the story of the US Constitution.” AND “I am using this for a presentation by my G/T students to the other 5th grade classes. The readability is very appropriate to my group and the information is easy to follow! Very happy it isn't overly simplified! There are parts for those who are not overly enthusiastic about speaking in front of others as well as those who are ham-bones!”
The script has 19 speaking parts with a F.K. reading level of 8.3. This was created by request as a play suitable for parents. Makes a great Constitution Day activity!
Due to "big words" and the more formal language of the time, the reading level is high, but with scaffolding, students at fifth grade and above
can manage the reading. It is long, but could easily be edited for length by cutting some of the speaking parts or omitting some pages.
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