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Hip Hop Water Drop! (R = 2.7)

publication date: Jul 21, 2010
author/source: Carol Montgomery
Hip Hop Water Drop!"Hip Hop Water Drop!" invites group participation in an action-oriented, unforgettable free Readers Theater script for young readers or pre-readers on the water cycle.

TIME:  about 3 minutes  CAST: 1-12 Leaders and unlimited Kids/Audience.  TONE:  Light-hearted and fun.  READABILITY: grade 2.7

Here's a brief excerpt from the beginning of this free science Readers Theater script:

Hip Hop Water Drop!
By Carol Montgomery ©2010

Leader #1
:  (excited)  Today's the day for us to play...  

:  (excited)  Today's the day for us to play!

Leader #1
:  (stretch high to the ceiling) Hip hop water drop!  

:  (stretch high to the ceiling)  Hip hop water drop!

Leader #2
:  (hold hand over eyebrows & scan horizon)  We'll see...what a drop can do.....  

:   (hold hand over eyebrows & scan horizon)  We'll see...what a drop can do.....  

Leader #2
:  (hold up ten wiggling fingers)  In the water cycle.

:  (hold up ten wiggling fingers)  In the water cycle.

Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of the free Readers Theater script "Hip Hop Water Drop!"

Download the PDF "Hip Hop Water Drop!" free Readers Theater script.

For a version without the motion/action instructions click on the PDF below.

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This script is also available in a Leader Only version (i.e., without the Kids echo printed).  It makes the script a two page script that is easy to use on a music stand.  Thus, the script could be read for a young audience by 1-12 readers.  The kids in the audience would not need to be reading yet.  For the Leader version of the Readers Theater script "Hip Hop Water Drop!" click on the PDF link below.

Download the Leader Only PDF of "Hip Hop Water Drop!" free Readers Theater script.

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> ...I have been teaching for 35 years. RT has been part of my education journey for the majority of that time. Initially my experience with it was as a performance genre in the Drama Curriculum. Now I use it across the curriculum - a wonderful high motivation strategy in the language program - particularly reading - and so much more as you would know. I was drawn to your 'community' by the idea of leadership... I think what you're doing is wonderful..."
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