This is a small group reader's theater is for 3 students. This ties science into reading and is a great way to do two things at the same time. This script was intended to review the 5 kingdoms of life and how they are classified. In the script, the King of the Animal Kingdom is talking about how awesome his kingdom is when two subjects start asking him about what it takes to join. The King goes on to explain what it takes to be a member of each of the five kingdoms. They review the names and the key requirements of all five and then the two subjects decide that they best fit in the Animal Kingdom.
There is a writing prompt for the students to do at the bottom of the last page. With a script of this nature it is important to address the vocabulary words before or just after assigning this script. Those words are on the cover page. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need. Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily and do not waste ink. The only color on this script is one of the pictures on the front page. The problem with many other reader's theaters is that students spend a lot of time waiting for their part. When you have a small group they get more practice and you get less off task behaviors.
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 like this script look for more science related scripts at my store. Please let me know how things go!
Welcome to the Kingdoms of Life! - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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