I love using this Readers Theatre Script and accompanying resources in the classroom to bring to life theatre and science! The script integrates key 5th grade science vocabulary by exploring plant cell organelles and their various functions. This short and upbeat play is memorable, fun and will have your students remembering these important science concepts for years to come! *It is designed to be worked on in flexible small groups of 5-8 students.
Also included in this download are: 1) Readers Theatre Teaching Tips 2) Student Performance Checklist/ Rubric 3) Teacher Notes & Extension Ideas to incorporate persuasive writing and visual arts into the learning.
Summary of the Play:
All of the plant organelle characters work together for the plant boss much like employees in a corporation work hard for their CEO. This drama-filled play personifies the plant organelles and has them all fighting for attention and accolades from their boss plant who has recently announced that he will be giving a promotion to the most important employee. These quirky organelles bicker and compare/ contrast their different roles within the plant's infrastructure until the character you least expect to save the day steps in. This organelle, Cytoplasm reminds us of the true meaning behind teamwork by urging us to consider how interdependent the organelles are on one another.