FREE Partner Play script!

Have you ever tried to create something for your classroom that didn't quite turn out as you had hoped it would?  That's exactly what happened to me on Monday.

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!
Try out this FREE partner play script that includes a bonus context clues worksheet! Partner plays are excellent fluency-building reading activities that students love!


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!
Partner Play BUNDLE! Partner plays are excellent fluency-building reading activities that students love!

Partner Play BUNDLE! Partner plays are excellent fluency-building reading activities that students love!

Partner Play BUNDLE! Partner plays are excellent fluency-building reading activities that students love!

Partner Play BUNDLE! Partner plays are excellent fluency-building reading activities that students love!


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for e freebie. I'm going to tuck it away for now. This will be perfect if I move up to fifth grade next year;)

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  2. Nice freebie! Thanks for sharing. I can't imagine trying to tackle something like this for Middle School, so kudos to you for trying it out!

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