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Lesson 20: Practicing Fluency with a Literary Text

Lesson 20: Practicing Fluency with a Literary Text

About this lesson:

Students use excerpts from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain to write original reader’s theatre scripts, practicing fluency.

Additional Notes:

  • Prepare in advance of class, copies of the following scripts for groups (larger classes will have duplicates) or alternatively, students can read from their texts:

    • Yankee’s arrival  (ch. 1, p.7-8)

    • Yankee and Court after Eclipse (ch. 6, p. 29-30)

    • Yankee’s description of his living condition (Ch. 7, p.32-33)

    • Merlin & Yankee confrontation (Ch. 7, p. 35-36)

    • The Yankee’s title (Ch. 8, p. 40-41)