This renders several climactic pages of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird into a four page script with four narrators (8 parts total). Vocabulary words are identified -- the chosen words are geared to help students see how sensory details (sounds, mostly) help create a sense of mood or atmosphere. Activities included challenge students to read closely to find clarity 1.) by acting out the scene in groups (as a script to be read in groups or a skit to be rehearsed and presented) and 2.) by inferencing from the text and sequencing ten actions. Included also are a study guide that focuses on the mood and actions, and a vocabulary page with definitions and a matching activity.
Reading scripts helps make our classes more student-centered. It engages students on a peer-to-peer basis, improves subsequent class discussions, while it gives you feedback on their reading and acting / dramatization skill levels. If you like having your students read scripts of the stories they read in the usual way, then look around my "shop" further and follow me at TPT. -- Thanks, John C.