Moby Dick Script-Story Collection (Digital Download)
Have you ever wanted to teach Moby Dick but couldn't find the time? While preserving the author's literary style, this 108-page text adapts Herman Melville's classic novel into six 45-minute Reader's Theater script-stories. Allowing the students to inhabit classic characters like Captain Ahab, Ishmael, and Queequeg the harpooneer brings literature to life! The majority of my own American Literature students cite Moby Dick as their favorite unit of the year! If you are unsure whether or not the script-story teaching technique would work in your classroom, try "Moby Dick: Part I" for free by clicking HERE.
For a few more reasons why you should teach Moby Dick, check out one of my blog posts, "Ten Reasons to Teach Moby Dick."
This 108-page download includes:
- Six 30-40 minute Reader’s Theater script-stories
- Reading guides with keys for each script
- A teacher guide for each script, which includes a story summary, relevant background information, deeper analysis, teachable terms to use during the script, recall questions for quizzes, and discussion questions to help your students analyze the deeper meaning of the story.