Are you looking for engaging Black History Month play scripts for elementary students in 4th and 5th grade that connect with students using pop culture, have a variety of roles for all students, and teach history in an engaging way? Then these reader’s theater plays are what you’re looking for!
Reader’s Theater = Better Comprehension!
There’s no denying the power of reader’s theater in enhancing critical reading skills. As your students perform these engaging plays, they’ll effortlessly connect with the text, acquire new vocabulary, practice phonics, and dive into the deeper messages in history.
What Teachers Like You Had to Say:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “By far one of the best things I’ve purchased! My struggling readers really worked on their fluency and expression with this resource. They even performed for other grade levels.” – Kelsey J.
When the Theater Stops, the Learning Doesn’t!
Each script comes with multiple-choice and short-response comprehension questions with the answer key. As your students rehearse and perform, you can easily check their understanding with comprehension questions that reinforce their understanding of the content.
You’ve Got Options!
Dive into a bundle that includes five plays, featuring bonus rap musical versions that can be performed as poems. Whether it’s a Black History Month assembly, an outreach event, parental engagement, a youth program, a summer camp, or just a year-round commitment to Black history, this resource has you covered!
Include Your Students’ Talents!
From actors and actresses to rappers, singers, dancers, and artists, all talents are welcome! The bonus musical versions ensure that every student can contribute meaningfully to the performance.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My students absolutely loved this script. They had fun acting out the parts and really got into what it was saying.” – Andrea C.
Teach Important Themes with Theater!
Explore the lives of influential Black Americans like George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, and DJ Kool Herc who got Hip Hop started. As your students do so, they will learn vital lessons such as the value of teamwork, community, and the significance of studying history.
Kid-Friendly, Entertaining Dialogue with Pop-Culture References!
These scripts effortlessly blend entertainment with education, combining pop-culture references such as YouTube and superheroes with relevant information, making them ideal for Black History Month assemblies or classroom readers theater sessions.
This Bundle Includes:
- Black History Heroes: Then and Now
- Black History Heroes: Not Alone
- Black History Heroes: Kids Making History
- Black Music History: Hip Hop, Rap, and Jazz
- Black History: Heroes in Action
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “It was the highlight of the event with kiddos’ showcasing their talents. We followed the instruction provided on how to put the resource together.” – Evelyn E.
All Plays Include:
- Table of contents
- Tips and ideas on how to use the script
- Character dialogue and stage directions
- Simple map of stage directions for character blocking
- Full character list with brief descriptions of each Black hero’s notable successes
- 10 multiple-choice and 10 short-response comprehension questions with answer keys for each play
- Bonus Musical Options! – Instrumental and vocal-reference music included for all plays!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I have nothing but great things to say! This resource aligned perfectly with the (state) standards. This was a great way for students to become comfortable with public speaking and reading with expression. The students LOVED it and STILL talk about it.” – Rosemary E.
And Another Bonus: Virtual-Theater Option Included!
An easy-to-follow guide for virtual theater is included, enabling your students to record and share their performance digitally if needed.
Theater is Never Canceled!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “My administrator was observing my virtual instruction and noted how excited my learners were with this activity.” – Alexis M.
Transform your Black History Month celebration into an unforgettable experience. Elevate your students’ learning with these reader’s theater plays that not only educate but also entertain, leaving a lasting impact on their understanding of Black history.
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