Act out the story of famous inventor and statesman, Benjamin Franklin! This historical script takes readers on a journey with the curious Benjamin as he experiments with electricity, goes to London to fight for colonists' rights, and helps with the Constitution of the United States. The six roles in this script are written at different reading levels, supporting differentiation and English language learner strategies. Teachers can easily implement these strategies by assigning specific roles to their students in a way that best accommodates readers of all levels. All students can participate in this activity, helping them gain confidence and feel successful while building fluency! An accompanying song and poem gives readers exciting additional opportunities to engage in the story and build fluency. Students will also practice other important skills like reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures while performing this story together. All of the features in this colorful script make it the perfect tool for a diverse classroom of learners to practice repeated reading and fluency!
This script is based on the true story of the life of Benjamin Franklin. As a boy, Franklin becomes an apprentice to a printer, but questions about science spark his curiosity. He later becomes one of the most famous and important American inventors. The science connection is inventions and inventors.