This small group reader's theater was written for 3 students for Thanksgiving. It is intended for fun. This script isn’t so much a story as a comic routine. The characters in it tell each other different jokes that they have heard about Thanksgiving. The jokes come from many different sources. In fact, the same jokes were found in many places. The script is meant to be funny and enjoyable for those listening and for those who read it. There is a small writing response piece at the end. I write reader's theaters because I find them to be an excellent way to motivate all readers, including reluctant ones, to practice fluency. I write small group scripts because the ONLY way reader's theater works is when there is very little wait time. In scripts with lots of characters, students spend time off-task or waiting to read and this does not help them become fluent. Instead it increases behavior issues. My scripts are in black and white with only the occasional color picture on front so that they can be reproduced on a copier easier with less ink. My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. If you are looking for more scripts for your groups about Thanksgiving look up some of my others. In fact I often sell them in a pack to help save money.Thank you!
That's Not Punny - Thanksgiving Jokes
by Melanie Whitesides
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