Several months ago, a teacher contacted me and asked me to consider writing partner plays for middle school students. I thought it was a wonderful idea, as I really enjoyed writing my partner plays for students in grades 2-5!
On Monday morning, I finally gave it a whirl.... and it flopped. I wrote a script, adding more advanced vocabulary words, and then tested it on one of the free readability websites. I was disappointed when the readability score was around a late fourth grade level. I revised it multiple times, and the highest I could get the readability level to was an early fifth grade level. I ultimately concluded that if I wanted to raise it to a middle school reading level, I was going to have to use more complex sentence structures- more academic-sounding (and less conversational). This is the point where I decided to abandon the project, and admit to myself that writing middle school level partner plays was not going to pan out for me. :)
However, I still had a perfectly usable partner play staring at me from my computer laptop. Rather than toss it into the recycling bin, I decided to make it a freebie for those of you who might want to try out a partner play with your students. Since it has some advanced vocabulary words (enervated, hassock, etc.), I decided to add a context clue worksheet to accompany the partner play. Feel free to download it and use it with your students! It includes a 2-page script and a context clues worksheet!
I have over 60 sets of partner plays in my store, some for grades 2-3, and some designed for students in grades 4-5. If you like this set, download my other free scripts, and check out my other partner play sets!