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
- Develop fluency through repeated exposure to text.
- Increase comprehension.
- Integrate reading, writing, speaking, listening in an authentic context, engage students.
- Increase reading motivation.
- Create confidence and improve the self-image of students.
- Provide a real purpose for reading.
- Provide opportunities for cooperative learning.
It Must Be Spring (RT, Primary Version)
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.
LA BOUILLIE D'AVIONE
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 CHAUVE SOURIS ET LES DEUX BELETTES THE BAT AND THE TWO WEASELS
THE BAT AND THE TWO WEASELS
French/English Version Adapt en francais et traduit en anglais par Viviane Chase Wiernik