Claudette Colvin

Claudette Colvin "Twice Toward Justice"

Civil Rights Reader's Theater Play Script

Grade

4 - 6

Subjects

English Language Arts

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Activities

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Did you know Rosa Parks wasn’t the first? Here’s an original play from the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Girl Who Got Arrested adds a new perspective on the Civil Rights Movement. As the first passenger to be arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Claudette Colvin has only recently been receiving her due. The play is based on actual events and includes text from Claudette’s actual court hearings–powerful all by itself! Use it in conjunction with Phillip Hoose’s award winning book, Twice Toward Justice. Parts for eight to seventeen performers depending on your casting needs. Read it once or practice it daily with students in grades 4 through 8 to improve fluency, build comprehension, and meet the CCSs. Originally published in Scholastic’s Scope and Storyworks magazines. Includes comprehension activity and key. License for one full class set per year in the original purchaser's classroom.

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