Launching the Readers Theater Groups: Allocating Key Quotes and Scenes

There's no i in collaborate! Scholars work in small groups to write a readers theater script for a scene from Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. Next, within their small groups, pupils discuss how their scenes communicate the main idea of a key quote from the text.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Consider mixed-ability grouping structures to promote collaboration and support
Classroom Considerations
  • Lesson 14 of 16 from the Grade 8 ELA Module 2A, Unit 2 series
  • Organize students into groups of three or four in advance of the lesson
  • Requires chart paper and markers
Pros
  • Provides options for meeting all learners' needs
  • Includes supporting materials, such as a model readers theater one-scene script
Cons
  • None
Common Core