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.

If I Were the Only Person (RT)

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater, Younger and Older Elementary School Readers

This is a script about good and bad manners in the elementary school. If you were the only person in this world, you wouldn't need good manners!

It Could Have Been Kate! (Readers Theater)

Readers Theater Scripts

KLONDIKE HISTORY

Readers Theater Version, Grades 5-9

On August 17, 1896, a crew led by Skookum Jim Mason, a member of the Tagish First Nations, headed down the Yukon River looking for his sister Kate and her husband George Carmack.

It Must Be Spring (RT, Primary Version)

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater Version, Younger Elementary School Readers

Spring is here! How can we tell? Well, this script for Primary Readers features the many signs of spring including April showers, budding flowers, tiny chicks, newborn sheep, humming bees, hungry robins, and yucky-mucky mud puddles ready for stomping.

Jack Rabbits

Readers Theater Scripts

Readers Theater, Older Elementary School Readers

The villagers of Overton all agree that something must be done about Jack Wiley and his practical joking. They like Jack, but know that Jack is "a practical joker of the worst kind, the kind who never quits!"

Joe and the Button Factory

Readers Theater Scripts

A fast moving, fun, repetitive tale about a fellow named Joe who works in a button factory and pushes buttons.

Just for the Fun of It (Readers Theater)

Readers Theater Scripts

A SCRIPT ABOUT KLONDIKE HISTORY,

Mary Hitchcock and Edith Van Buren helped usher in a new phase of the Klondike gold field's history.

L'ESCALIER DE LA REINE

Readers Theater Scripts

Older Readers "Non, non, je ne veux pas le faire. C'est impossible," dit la Dame de Cour lorsqu'elle est commandee de cueillir une etoile du ciel pour la collection de bijoux de la reine. "Tout est possible, si on y met de la volonte," repond la reine

LA BOUILLIE D'AVIONE

Readers Theater Scripts

Primary Script Une pauvre fille affamee va cueillir des baies dans la foret. La, elle rencontre une vieille qui lui donne une casserole magique. On controle la casserole avec des mots magiques et elle fait cuire "de la bouillie d'avoine chaude et sucree" sur commande.

LA CASSEROLE SAUTILLANTE

Readers Theater Scripts

Older Readers Aux jours ou "les cochons pouvaient siffler et les casseroles savaient parler," un pauvre mari affame et sa femme echangent leur cochon maigre contre une vieille casserole et enfin, ils ont de la bonne fortune.

LA CHAUVE SOURIS ET LES DEUX BELETTES THE BAT AND THE TWO WEASELS

Readers Theater Scripts

THE BAT AND THE TWO WEASELS

French/English Version Adapt en francais et traduit en anglais par Viviane Chase Wiernik

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