We Are Family: A Readerís Theater With Five Parts

Read We Are Family while studying families. A study of ancestors, countries around the world, or different cultures could be incorporated into this lesson. Students will learn about setting, main characters, main events, sequence, and problems in stories.


This is a story about one family’s trip to visit relatives in Mexico. Ask students to think of a family trip that they have taken to visit relatives. Let students share their experiences in pairs. Talk with students about the different elements of a story. Review each, if necessary. Write the following elements on the board: setting, main characters, events, sequence, and problems. If necessary, use another story as an example and discuss each story element in more detail. This great 5-part reader's theater lesson plan was kindly provided by Shell Education and is also available from their website for free download. Happy teaching!