This product is 5 reader’s theaters that corresponds with Chapter 2, 3, 4, 7, & 11 of “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. It includes teacher instructions. There is an exit activity attached to each of the reader’s theater for a summative assessment. The exit activities are visually appealing. Chapter 11 lesson also includes 8 task cards. The document is 32 pages.
The product is 5 different scripts for the above mentioned chapters in the novel. Each chapter includes teacher instructions. Students will assume the role of characters from the novel and perform the chapters in a dramatic fashion. The dialogue in the scripts is taken exactly from the novel. The reader’s theater is active learning and dramatic in flare. It is very appealing to reluctant and struggling readers. It can be used as an introduction to the chapter, as a practice for close reading strategies, or as a review. Just print, copy, and use!
I conduct these types of reader’s theater frequently in my seventh grade classroom. The students are always engaged and excited about the day. When the students come into my classroom and see it is set up for a reader’s theater, they often come in requesting roles and ready to learn.