This Reader's Theater is for five students. It is a joke the Navajo tell. It takes place in the 1960’s when NASA was preparing to send men to the moon for the first time and took them out to the Navajo Reservation because the terrain was similar in appearance to the moons. Find out what one older man said to them in Navajo and asked that they take to the moon with them. This is NOT a Navajo story in the traditional sense but one that Navajos like to tell as a joke.
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. 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. If you like this script look for others on Native American legends at my store.
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. Let me know how things go!
Then Navajo and the Astronaut - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License