This Reader's Theater is for three students. It is a rhyming script and students will need practice getting in the sing song voice of it. Due to the nature of this, there aren't as many pages as other scripts. There aren't too many difficult words but the challenge for students is saying things in a way that keeps the rhyme while using emotion. It was written for Valentine's Day but can easily be used some other time. My students were okay with the script once they knew they were not going to be in love at the end. However, care should be taken when choosing students for it due to personality sensitivities. The Love Bug has bitten a boy who did not want to be bitten. No boy does at that age. They fight about it until the girl comes. It is only when she gets mad that the boy decides he might want the Love Bug to help him. It is too late and the Love Bug turns him down. If you like this script, try the Valentine's Day pack! 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 I 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 Love Bug - Small Group Rhyming Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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