Lesson Plan

Civil War Reader's Theater

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Encourage class members to add expression and put themselves back in time during the Civil War with a reader's theater activity. The scripts include dialogue on what it was like for the Union and Confederate sides during this time.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Have learners highlight the lines that apply to them in order to prompt speaking
  • Invite another class to come and listen to the reader's theater
Classroom Considerations
  • Make sure all class members have the chance to participate
  • Requires a lot of copies
  • The resource includes the plan and two scripts of different levels
  • Incorporates speaking and listening skills
  • None