This is a small group reader's theater is for four students. This is a way to tie together math and language arts. I use the Fraction Freak scripts to help reteach ideas that students are struggling with or to help introduce a new concept. It exposes students to the vocabulary and uses a different part of their brain. In this Fraction Freak script, the students explore WHY the denominators have to be the same in order to add or subtract. It also discusses one way to find the least common denominator. I have three scripts with the Fraction Freaks.
I have an entire book of math reader's theaters for sale. You can by this one now for $3. If you purchase all of them this way it will cost a total of $18. OR you can purchase all 6 of my math reader's theaters for $12. It will save you money. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need.
Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily. This one does have a colored picture on the first page but the rest is black and white. The problem with many other reader's theaters is that students spend a lot of time waiting for their part. When you have a small group they get more practice in and less off task behaviors take place.
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. Let me know how things go!
The Fraction Freaks Explain WHY use common denominators to we + and - fractions
by Melanie Whitesides
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