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This set of 5 scripts written by Sue Russell can be read in groups of 6 as a guided reading exercise, or as a class of 30 or 25, again in groups of 6 but as a class play (Readers Theater style). It can be easily adapted from one to the other, and includes The Mayflower Song, which can be sung to the tune of Bobby Shaftoe.
Please note: Teaching time of 40 minutes is very approximate, depending on time spent on reading.
William Brewster (Became religious leader of Plymouth settlement)
William Bradford (Became second governor of settlement - for 36 years)
Dorothy Bradford (Wife of William)
Richard Clyfton (Preacher - stayed in Amsterdam)
John Robinson (Teacher - stayed at Leyden)
Christopher Jones (Captain)
Robert Coppin (Pilot)
Elizabeth Hopkins (Mother of first child to be born, on voyage)
John Howland (Fell overboard, but rescued)
William Butten (Died on the voyage)
3.First Sight of Land
Myles Standish (Professional soldier)
John Alden (Cooper/barrel maker)
John Carver (First governor)
Suzanna White (Mother of second child to be born)
Peregrine White (Son of Suzanna, first white baby to be born in Plymouth)
4.First Winter and Spring
Priscilla Mullins (Married John Alden, had eleven children)
William Bradford (Second governor)
Samoset (Native American)
Squanto (Only survivor of local Patuxet tribe)
Massasoit (Chief of Wampanoags)
Speakers: (these can be 6 new speakers, for a class of 30; or a sample of previous speakers, for a
class of 25)
Native American 1 (referred to as N.A. 1)
Native American 2 (referred to as N.A. 2)
For a complete list of my work, visit my website on www.plays-r-ussell.com where I have both Class Plays and Guided Reading Play Scripts - written for both US and UK teachers, based on the curricula for both.
The Mayflower Guided Reading or Class Play by Sue Russell
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License