This small group reader's theater was written for 4 students for Thanksgiving. It is intended for fun but also to teach some facts about turkeys. In the script, Tom is collecting as many turkey facts as he can to share while having Thanksgiving dinner. He begins sharing them with his friends only to find that they have some facts about turkeys as well. By the time they are through, they each will know plenty of facts to share with others and so will you!
My 3rd graders who are on grade level did fine with this script. I write reader's theaters because I find them to be an excellent way to motivate all readers, including reluctant ones, to practice fluency. I write small group scripts because the ONLY way reader's theater works is when there is very little wait time. In scripts with lots of characters, students spend time off-task or waiting to read and this does not help them become fluent. Instead it increases behavior issues. My scripts are in black and white with only the occasional color picture on front so that they can be reproduced on a copier easier with less ink.
My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. If you are looking for more scripts for your groups about Thanksgiving look up some of my others. In fact I often sell them in a pack to help save money.Thank you!
Twenty Terrific Turkey Facts for Thanksgiving Day
by Melanie Whitesides
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