This Reader's Theater was written for a small group of 5 students. It is intended to introduce or review place value. Citizen does not understand place value and how it works. Citizen wants to give up and decides that they are not good at math. The League of Incredible Mathematicians comes to explain that math is about perseverance, patience, a positive attitude, and problem solving. Together they help citizen work through how place and value work. This is the first script introducing the League but they will be back!
One of my favorite things to do is find a way to tie math into Language Arts and that is what this script does. I write small group reader's theaters so they will work better in centers and to avoid having long wait times between student's lines. Wait time is not reading time and often turns into off task behavior time. Small group reader's theater helps to get students reading more and encourages even reluctant readers to practice fluency.
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. Most of my scripts are black and white so that they can be photo copied easier and take less ink. Please let me know what you think.
*Also please note that I use this with my 3rd grade class but they do require help with the vocabulary words that I listed.
The League of Incredible Mathematicians - Part One The Place Value Problem
by Melanie Whitesides
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