This product contains two scripts on Women’s Suffrage that involve students in reading and reviewing information about the struggle for women’s right to vote and in the United States. The first brief (one page long) script incorporates humor and focuses on the conflict between men and women as it might have played out during the struggle. It appears in my book DRAMATIZING THE CONTENT WITH CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE, originally published by The International Reading Association. When the book went out of print, all rights were reverted to me, so I decided to offer this script on Teachers Pay Teachers.
The second script is two pages long and it includes more of the names of suffragists, dates, information, and a general timeline of the struggle for suffrage in the U.S. Each script has text that appears in a 2-column format. (A look at the Preview copy will give you a strong idea of the total script and the information it contains.)
Both scripts are written for male and female solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. (Note: You may add or subtract solo speakers to customize the script for the size of your group.)
Reading and rehearsing the script familiarizes students with information about political equality while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. Students enjoy creating and performing gestures and sound effects where indicated in the stage directions. And—because it is a script—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information.
For more details and tips about using these scripts with students, you may want to download the FREE copy of "CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE: A Guide to the Classroom Use of this Strategy" available in my store.