This reader's theater was written for a small group of 4 students. It is about the food pyramid as well as candy corn. In the script, Nevaeh loves candy corn. She waits all year so that she can eat them at Halloween and Thanksgiving. This year Nevaeh has decided to eat nothing but candy corn. She is doing this when her friends, Nate and Natalie, notice that she looks tired and sick. They try to talk to her about eating something else but Nevaeh won’t listen. Then Mrs. Whitesides gives Nevaeh a challenge - to follow the guidelines of the food pyramid for one week. Nevaeh is worried about doing it but Nate and Natalie agree to follow it as well. They keep food diaries and compare them. At the end of one week they all feel good. Nevaeh has learned to eat other foods to stay healthy but still loves her candy corn. There is a small writing assignment at the end of the script. I love tying in different subjects with reading and this one ties in health. *This script was used to introduce the Food Pyramid. For one week, as bell work, we kept a food diary and had discussions about servings, portions, vitamins, and health. Most of the scripts I write are small group reader's theater scripts because the smaller the group, the more often each student gets to speak. This means the students spend more time on task and there are less off task behaviors. Reader's theater is a great way to improve fluency as well as teach other things but it is important that each student get as much reading time in as possible. You will also notice that none of these reader's theaters has any color in it. That is because, when I make copies, I want to save ink and black and white turns out much better. My students love reader's theater and look forward to that time each day. I find it helps reluctant reader's enjoy practicing. My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope your students enjoy these scripts as much as mine did. If you are looking for more scripts for your groups about Thanksgiving or even Native Americans look up some of my others. Thank you!
The Girl Who Was Crazy for Candy Corn
by Melanie Whitesides
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