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.

THE FAST SKIPPING POT

Readers Theater Scripts

Back in the days when "pigs could whistle and pots could talk," a poor hungry husband and wife trade their skinny pig for an old cooking pot and are finally blessed with good fortune.

THE FIFTH WITCH

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater Version, Older Elementary School Readers 

A king has tired of his devoted Court Wizard, Merlin, and decides he wants a Court Witch instead.

THE FISHERMAN AND HIS WIFE - OLDER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

A traditional scripting of the age-old tale of a fisherman, his unhappy wife, and a magical fish that grants three wishes. A simple cottage and a castle (or painted backdrops of them) are needed to set the scenes.

THE FREEDOM GOURD - YOUNGER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater, Younger Readers 

Especially created for Beginning Readers. This story-poem tells the story of Peg Leg Joe, his song, and the famous drinking gourd.

THE GAME - OLDER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

This script catches the essence of a high school basketball game in progress. Many of the sights, sounds, and excitement, as experienced by the crowd, are written into the script.

THE GOBLINS OF HOKKAIDO

Readers Theater Scripts

Here's a well-known Japanese folktale for intermediate readers. A blue goblin and a red goblin live in the northern mountains of Japan on the island of Hokkaido. Both are the proud possessors of magic noses.

THE GOBLINS OF HOKKAIDO - YOUNGER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

  A blue goblin and a red goblin live in the northern mountains of Japan on the island of Hokkaido. Both are the proud possessors of magic noses. The goblins find themselves in trouble with a prince and princess who finally teach them to keep their noses out of other people's business.

THE GREAT APPLE SLICE ESCAPE

Readers Theater Scripts

A sweet little old grandmother decides to make an apple pie and prepares the filling from five of our most well-known apple varieties.

THE GREAT APPLE SLICE ESCAPE - YOUNGER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

A sweet little old grandmother decides to make an apple pie and prepares the filling from five of our most well-known varieties. Once inside the crusts, the apple slices hatch a daring escape plan.

No Image Available

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS PIE ESCAPE!

Readers Theater Scripts

One December morning, a sweet little grandmother decides it is time to make a Christmas pie. Problem is - none of her visiting families likes the same kinds of pies!

NEXT
PAGES: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 , 16 , 17 , 18 , 19 , 20
PREV

Providing Readers Theater Scripts, Choral Reading Scripts, Play Scripts for All Occasions.
The Best Scripts at great prices!