Readers Theater Scripts
These Scripts for Schools Readers Theater scripts were created as a way to involve students in reading. In Reader's Theater, students "perform" by sharing parts and reading aloud. This is usually done without costumes or props, but not always.
RT is a strategy that combines reading practice and performing. Its goal is to enhance students' reading skills and confidence by practising reading with a purpose. Reader's Theater gives students a real reason to read aloud – and that reason is usually to prepare for some kind of performance! The performance can be confined to small groups within a classroom who perform for each other, or expanded to include larger audiences within your community. Whatever the audience, Readers Theater reaps many benefits:
Benefits of Using Readers Theater in the Classroom or Library. Readers Theater helps to
- Develop fluency through repeated exposure to text.
- Increase comprehension.
- Integrate reading, writing, speaking, listening in an authentic context, engage students.
- Increase reading motivation.
- Create confidence and improve the self-image of students.
- Provide a real purpose for reading.
- Provide opportunities for cooperative learning.
SPEAK UP, REACH OUT, BE A FRIEND - OLDER READERS
A Combination Choral & Readers Theater Script, Older Readers
What is bullying behavior? And, once you know how to recognize it, what can individual students do to help stamp it out? This script addresses both questions as readers unite to "speak up, reach out, and be a friend".
SPEAK UP, REACH OUT, BE A FRIEND - YOUNGER READERS
For both Primary and Intermediate Readers
What is bullying behavior? And, once you know how to recognize it, what can individual students do to help stamp it out?
TELL US ABOUT THE USA - OLDER READERS
Readers Theater Version, Older Readers
Understanding how our constitution was conceived and what it means isn't easy, especially if you're still in elementary school. This script was written to introduce young readers to just those concepts.