This reader's theater was written for four students. It ties in Social Studies with Language Arts. It is about Thurgood Marshall. Brad has made a report about Thurgood Marshall for the class for Career Day. Pete and Cindy have never heard of him and wonder why Brad would choose a lawyer to talk about. When Brad tells them that Thurgood Marshall changed America they want to know how a lawyer could do that. Kate and Brad tell them all about Thurgood’s journey as a lawyer and how he fought against segregation. When they are through Cindy and Pete are impressed with Brad AND with Thurgood Marshall.I use reader's theater as a way to encourage my reluctant readers to raise their fluency. It motivates everyone! My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone. I wrote this reader's theater for Black History Month but it could be used any time. If you like this script, check out some of my others. I write scripts for small groups because students aren't kept waiting as long to do their part and they get more practice in. Please let me know what you think of this one. My scripts are black and white and have very little color to make it cheaper to photocopy by using less ink. Thank you.
Thurgood Marshall, a Thoroughly Good Lawyer - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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