The Piece of String Reader's Theater: Maupassant's Classic Cautionary Tale

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Mackowiecki Lewis
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Grade Levels
5th - 8th, Homeschool
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15 pages
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A read aloud play and eight pages of comprehension activities designed to satisfy the Common Core. Guy de Maupassant's classic short story about character and reputation. "A Piece of String," includes compelling characters, intriguing dialect, and a lesson that will resonate with students from 4th through 8th grade (and up!). Originally published in Scholastic's Scope magazine, "String" includes parts for ten to fifteen students depending on your casting needs. Use it as reader's theater to build reading fluency, or stage a full production. Fully reproducible and it even includes performance rights! For more great classic plays, browse my TpT storefront or visit my webpage at ReadAloudPlays.com.

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15 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

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