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 THANKSGIVING ESCAPE - OLDER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater Version, Older Readers

Turkey and Piggy live side by side in the barnyard. They love to sing together and especially like singing The Gobble-Oink Song (sung to the tune of Stayin Alive).

THE THING THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK

Readers Theater Scripts

Four readers tell the spooky tale of Jamie and Matt who decide to spend Hallowe'en night camping out on the grounds of an old haunted estate.

THE THING THAT GLOWS IN THE DARK - YOUNGER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater, Younger Readers

On Hallowe'en night Pam and Ron, Jan and Pete, dress themselves for "Trick or Treat!"

THE THREE LITTLE LEE-SUNG PIGS

Readers Theater Scripts

Most folks know the story of the Three Little Pigs. However, if these same little pigs live in Taiwan, they might well be Lee-Sung pigs. Nobody seems to know how the wolf made his way to Taiwan to help tell this tale. Ah, the beauty of fiction!

THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

Readers Theater Scripts

If you liked our re-telling in rhyme of Goldie and the Three Bears, ("Go Home Goldie") you'll LOVE this new approach to the old three pig/wolf story. Talk about the THREE R's: rhythm, repetition, and rhyme!

THE TOWN WITH A VERY SPECIAL SOUND - YOUNGER READERS

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater Version, Younger Readers

The chorus of this script asks the readers to duplicate many of the sounds that come from trains. To make the reading even more fun, the chorus can be read to the rhythm of a real train as it chug-a-lugs along the tracks. These are easy-reader lines for children who can read simple words and phrases.

THE TRICKSY DESERT MOUNTAIN ELVES

Readers Theater Scripts

A re-telling of a traditional fairytale. This time it is set in the Coachella Valley, California, USA.

THE TRICKSY MOUNTAIN ELVES

Readers Theater Scripts

Knowing that the elves love meatloaf and never, ever eat breakfast, helps the pair outsmart their unwanted guests.

A cheese pie baked in a jar lid, a chicken casserole baked in an egg shell, and a meatloaf baked in a sewing thimble are part of the plan.

Readers: 6 Script

Length: 9 Pages

Performance time: 5 minutes

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Set in the mountain country. An innkeeper and his very capable wife find their inn invaded by invisible tricksy mountain elves.

THE UNICORN AND THE YOUNG ARABIAN ORYX

Readers Theater Scripts

The Arabian Oryx is known as "The Unicorn of the Desert" and there is even a legend about how that name came to be. This Readers Theater script takes the legend one step further by telling the tale of a young oryx who dreams of being a unicorn.

THIRTEEN SEPARATE COLONIES

Readers Theater Scripts

Prelude to the American Revolutionary War A Revolutionary War Readers Theater Script for Intermediate/Advanced Readers

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