This is a product I use every year when my students read The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street. You can use it one of several ways:
1. You can use it to pre-assign roles to make sure each student gets a fair turn in the rotation.
2. You can use it to pre-assign roles to differentiate for your students with limitations and/or talents.
3. You can use it to leave in a sub plans to save your sub some hassle.
4. You can keep it displayed on the overhead or SmartBoard while your class reads the play aloud. When there is a pause because someone doesn’t realize it’s their turn, the students can look up and see who it’s supposed to be and self-correct. One less behavior correction you have to make! I have also made it one student’s job as we’re reading aloud to keep track of whose line it is if there is a pause. It's a great job for a student who may not be reading out loud but you want another way to make sure they are reading along.
5. Often my students who love to read aloud will want to reserve a role for the following day (e.g., “Can I be Charlie tomorrow?”) and this chart is an easy way to keep those reservations organized simply. And if your students never do that, then at the end of class prompt them (“Would any of you like to reserve a part that you especially want to read tomorrow?”) After one or two show interest, others follow!
Any way you use it, it's helpful!