This teaching unit provides the story "The Emperor's New Clothes" in a readers' theater format. Readers' Theater is one of the BEST ways to read in an upper elementary or middle school classroom. This unit also includes activities in which students will analyze theme, irony, and plot. Keep reading to see specifics of each activity.
The following is included:
Readers’ Theater- There is a script that you can print and distribute for a fun and effective way to read the story. Plus, directions are included for different ways to read the script. You have the option of reading together as a class or in small groups.
Comprehension check – There are five basic comprehension questions that you can give after the initial reading.
Irony in the story – This handout defines the types of irony and has students identify two of the types which are at work in the story.
Theme – There are several handouts included to guide students in determining the theme of this story, including a handout with important tips when finding the theme.
Plot diagram – A handout is provided which explains the parts of plot and gives tips on figuring out the parts. Plus, there is a handout so students can map out the parts of plot for The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Constructive Response Questions – A handout is included giving tips on how to correctly answer a constructive response question. A very useful handout is provided that shows correct and incorrect ways to answer a constructive response question. Then, of course, there are constructive response questions based on the story for students to answer.
A fun poetry activity is included as well!
Answer keys are provided!
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