Act out the story of a family who struggles to adjust to their lives after the Civil War. In this story, Patsy Berry, a former slave, awaits the return of her husband from war. She is devastated to discover that his military service has been extended but is determined to have her family succeed.
This leveled script allows teachers to implement differentiation and English language learner strategies into their instruction. Teachers can easily assign each role based on their students' reading levels, encouraging everyone to get involved in the same activity. Whether students are struggling or proficient readers, they will all gain confidence in their reading fluency and feel successful.
By performing together, students will also practice interacting cooperatively, reading aloud, and using expressive voices and gestures while storytelling. With an accompanying poem and song to give readers additional fluency practice, this script is a dynamic resource sure to engage a classroom of varied readers.