The Hose Phone (R = 1.0)

publication date: May 8, 2018
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Bug thumbnailGIGGLE WARNING!  I read this simple script to three adults and all three chuckled several times.  Based on a true story, "The Hose Phone" shares the light side of a common experience:  not hearing exactly what someone else says.  Students of ALL AGES will enjoy practicing this script with different voices.  Perfect for partner plays or small groups, "The Hose Phone" would work well for short performances IF you train your readers to not speak when the audience is laughing.  Since this short Readers Theater script is easy to read it's appropriate for struggling students in grades 1-8 and even adults.  You may use it as a "hook" for a science unit study of sound, the ear, and hearing.  This fun script comes in two font options and includes annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans.

TIME:  less than 2 min. (2–3 pages)           CAST:  2-4 (or choral)          TONE: light, fun        READABILITY:  grade 1.0 (easier without the word "narrator") 

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