Amazing Women Guided Reading Play scripts
Amazing Women Guided Reading Play scripts. This set of 5 Guided Reading play scripts(group readers/Readers Theater) plus quizzes starts by taking a look at Amazing Women from across the world and across the centuries and then focuses on the part played by women in shaping America’s history – fighting for a voice both in society and politics.
Reading time for each play is around 10 minutes. There are also quizzes – one for each, varying from 25 to 50 questions.
Amazing Women From Across the World: 15th – 20th century
- Elizabeth I
- Catherine the Great
- Indira Gandhi
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Joan of Arc
Eleanor: Well, thank you. Though I did just what I felt was right.
Catherine: And you will go down in history as being a shining beacon of light. Course, that’s what some of us set out to do – but things just didn’t quite work out that way.
Indira: I know exactly what you mean. It was my intention to make things better for the poor in my nation but somehow events got in the way.
Elizabeth: Being a woman at the top is never easy.
Indira: Especially when you are ‘the first’ – like me!
Elizabeth: And me!
Indira: But you ‘inherited’ your thrown – you were the next in line. I had to prove myself – and get elected – India’s first female prime minister!
Catherine: And it was hardly a ‘walk in the park’ for me, getting to be empress of Russia. You wouldn’t believe the lengths I had to go to!
Joan: Like getting your husband, the Emperor, ‘removed’!
Interviewer: Let’s remind ourselves of your words, that it “pleased Almighty God to remove the late emperor by a sudden and violent malady”!
2. Amazing Women Guided Reading Play scripts. Amazing Women From Across the World: 20th Century
- Mother Theresa
- Helen Keller (Helen)
- Anne Frank (Anne)
- Marie Curie (Marie)
- Princess Diana (Di)
- Margaret Thatcher (Maggie)
M. Theresa: Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Di: Life is beauty, admire it.
Anne: Life is a dream, realise it.
Helen: Life is a challenge, meet it.
Maggie: Life is a duty, complete it.
Marie: Life is a game, play it.
M. Theresa: Life is costly, care for it.
Di: Life is wealth, keep it.
Anne: Life is love, enjoy it.
Helen: Life is a mystery, know it.
Maggie: Life is a promise, fulfil it.
Marie: Life is sorrow, overcome it.
3. Amazing Women Guided Reading Play scripts. Amazing Women in the American Women’s Suffrage Movement
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Lucy Stone
- Carrie Chapman Catt
- Jeanette Rankin
- Alice Paul
Interviewer: (With a slight shake in his voice) Good morning, ladies! I am honored to be in your midst!
Elizabeth: And a little overawed, by the sounds of it!
Interviewer: Well, I am the only man here!
Lucy: And since when has that ever stopped you men?
Interviewer: Now, ladies. I trust we’re not going to get confrontational?
Carrie: Only if necessary!
Jeanette: Not so much need, today, perhaps. We all stand here as equals!
Alice: About time too!
Interviewer: Well, let me just say how much I admire what you did.
Alice: You’d best not be patronizing!
4. Amazing Women Guided Reading Play scripts. Amazing Women in the American Civil Rights Movement
- Sojourner Truth
- Harriet Tubman
- Ida Wells
- Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer
- Rosa Parks
Interviewer: You ladies never gave up!
Fannie: Well, as I said at the time “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”.
Interviewer: And your bravery, Harriet, knew no boundaries.
Harriet: Well, like I said “I can’t die but once”!
Interviewer: And you, Sojourner, will certainly never be forgotten.
Sojourner: As I said on my death bed “I’m not going to die honey; I’m going home like a shooting star!”
Interviewer: And to think of all the injustice you, Ida, brought to light…
Ida: 700 cases of false charges against victims of those terrible lynchings – innocent people hanged by the mob.
Interviewer: And not forgetting you, Rosa – “the great fuse that led to the modern stride toward freedom” – the words of Martin Luther King himself!
Rosa: I feel honored to have been symbolic of the power of the individual.
5. Amazing Women Guided Reading Play scripts. Amazing First Ladies 31-35
- Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Wife of John F. Kennedy
- Claudia Taylor Johnson Wife of Lyndon B. Johnson
- Pat Ryan Nixon Wife of Richard Nixon
- Betty Bloomer Ford Wife of Gerald Ford
- Rosalynn Smith Carter Wife of Jimmy Carter
Claudia: You were a true champion of the cause – what bravery you showed in undergoing surgery!
Betty: But no more than any of the other tens of thousands of women out there! They’re all just as brave but nobody hears about them.
Pat: And that’s why you were so admired. Not just for your own personal battle with cancer, but for having the courage to speak out about it. It was something of a taboo subject before. Women didn’t feel comfortable talking about it. And you changed all that.
Rosalyn: You made it easier for women to face their fears
Jacqueline: The result being thousands of women began to have check- ups – so vital for the early detection of the disease.
Claudia: Think of all the lives you must have saved! I might have campaigned for women’s rights, but you gave a lot of those women life!