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.

THIS SAGUARO IS FINE - READERS THEATRE

Readers Theater Scripts

During its lifetime, the Saguaro Cactus serves as a home to a number of desert animals and is sometimes referred to as a "critter hotel".

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.

THREE WISHES

Readers Theater Scripts

Click Here for Sample Pages We make wishes all the time, but did you ever stop to think what would happen if they all came true? Lotta Goodhope and her husband Andy certainly never gave it much thought.

TURKEY IN THE BARNYARD

Readers Theater Scripts

Younger Readers, Finger Play Story

This script is meant for an entire class of youngsters to read or memorize and then perform.

TWO ASIAN FESTIVALS

Readers Theater Scripts

Script 1: CHINESE LOVERS' DAY

Script 2: DI AND TIEN AT THE GHOST FESTIVAL

Two Readers Theater Folk Tales for Intermediate Readers: The Origins of Chinese Lovers' Day and The Origins of The Ghost Festival.

UNCLE RUSSELL AND THE POPLAR TREES

Readers Theater Scripts

Mother Nature calls in Uncle Russell when she realizes she does not have time to paint white fluffy clouds into summer's clear blue sky.

UNE HISTOIRE EPATANTE

Readers Theater Scripts

Primary Script

Ca se passe au nord lointain. Cette histoire traditionnelle d'avalement raconte comment un garcon Inuit (esquimau) habite avec sa grand'mere dans un igloo.

WE SALUTE YOU MOTHER

Readers Theater Scripts

Combination CH/RT

This script can be used on Mother's Day or any other day. The script awards all mothers with some major awards: THE ACADEMY AWARD, OLYMPIC GOLD, THE BEST OF SHOW, and more!

WHAT CAN WE DO?

Readers Theater Scripts

Service Learning is a method of teaching and learning that combines academic classroom curriculum with meaningful service throughout the community.

What I Want for Christmas

Readers Theater Scripts

How many of us really know what we want for Christmas? In this rhyming script, readers ponder this age-old dilemma and realize there are many choices to be made.

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