This script on THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY: Main Characters involves students in reading and reviewing the stories of the personal journeys of Noah, Nadia, Ethan, and Julian – the four friends who call themselves "The Souls". THE VIEW FROM SATURDAY by E. L. Konigsburg, won the 1997 Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature. The script incorporates humor and contemporary language and references. It’s part of a collection in my book CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE SCRIPTS: LANGUAGE ARTS.
This script is written for solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. Reading and rehearsing the script provides information about the four main characters – all Epiphany team members whom unite to reach a common goal - while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. Students enjoy creating and performing gestures and sound effects where indicated in the stage directions. And—because it is a script—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information. This Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre script is one of many I have created with students and teachers across the United States.