Scripts for Schools

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

  1. Develop fluency through repeated exposure to text.
  2. Increase comprehension.
  3. Integrate reading, writing, speaking, listening in an authentic context, engage students.
  4. Increase reading motivation.
  5. Create confidence and improve the self-image of students.
  6. Provide a real purpose for reading.
  7. Provide opportunities for cooperative learning.

THAT'S WHAT BULLIES DO

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater Version, Older Readers

This script was conceived and written as a way to involve student readers in a campaign to stamp out bullying.

THE ARCHER'S WIFE

Readers Theater Scripts

Origins of the Moon Festival In this legend re-told in rhyme, the emperor orders his archer to shoot down 10 suns that live in the sky.

THE BACK TO SCHOOL KIT BAG

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Readers Theater, Older Elementary School Readers

The script celebrates coming back to school in the fall of the year. It's a great way to welcome students back to school and to acknowledge your unique school community!

The Boy Who Cried Wolf (Older Elementary School Readers)

Readers Theater Scripts

This version of the old tale, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, may be read and performed by a combination of ages and/or reading levels.  However, the main character parts will probably work best for older readers.

THE BULLY'S CHOICE - OLDER READERS

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Readers Theater Version, Older Readers

After harming another student, does a bully have the choice to think over what's happened and then put things right? Of course!

THE CHRISTMAS TREASURE - YOUNGER READERS

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Readers Theater Version, Younger Readers A Read and Draw Story

Two little mice go off for a walk in the snow. They find a lost bell and decide to have some fun with it.

THE CITY MOUSE AND THE COUNTRY MOUSE - OLDER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

Pheobe, the country mouse receives an invitation to visit her cousin, Valerie, in the city.

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THE COMMITTEE

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Readers Theater for Older/Advanced Readers DUPLICATION RIGHTS INCLUDED

How to recognize and deal with a bully.

THE CRAZY CRITTERS OF TAIWAN!

Readers Theater Scripts

This Script is written for Beginning/Intermediate Readers. Features Five Animals from Taiwan: Hsuehshan Grass Lizard, Red-Bellied Squirrel, Red Eared Turtle, Ryukyu Flying Fox, and the Asian Leopard Cat.

THE CRAZY DESERT CRITTERS, Africa

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Africa 

This story-in-rhyme includes a silly old man and a pizza eating boy who know a lot about meerkats, warthogs, camels, fennic foxes, and sand cats. As the old man describes each animal, the boy reacts as follows: surprised, amazed, dumbfounded, bewildered, and astonished!

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