Engage creative thinking skills and spark the imagination with this idea for a classroom theater production!
By Cara Bafile
Grade Level: 3-6
Story Preview: Ace Spelling becomes a super speller overnight and discovers that this blessing also is a curse!
Roles: Narrator, Mom, Ace Spelling, Bus Driver, Mr. Spellman, Principal, Judge, Emmy
Setting: present day, home and school
Theme: There's more to life than winning.
Props: something, or someone, to make the sound of a horn beeping from a bus and a dictionary
Arrange students into small groups and have each group write a script that continues the spelling bee saga of Ace Spelling. Will Ace eat pizza and go on to spelling glory? Will his adversary Emmy (the enemy) claim the prize? Will the spelling spell return? Each group will need a dictionary, so students can include at least five new words and their definitions in the dialogue. Encourage each group to read its script to the entire class.
Click here for a printable script.
Article by Cara Bafile
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