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Readers Theater: K, 1, 2, 3

Perfect for grades K,1, 2, and 3, #Readers Theater builds #fluency, comprehension, and confidence with cross-curricular fun. Free trustworthy scripts:

Winter poem. This would be sooooooo easy for students to adapt to Readers Theater. Grab a bunch of winter poems. Read them with everyone chorally. Then, let small groups or pairs of students adapt the poems for Readers Theater (e.g., high voices, low voices, single readers vs. small group reading...). For more Readers Theater ideas see

77 Word Walls: Sight Words + Environmental Print!

*** FREE Christmas Readers Theater: "Not the Night Before Christmas." Unsolicited feedback from a teacher... "Wow! I have to tell you that your script, Twas not the night before Christmas (????) is soooo funny. The kids love it! Thank you. They laughed so hard...." For more trustworthy Readers Theater scripts see www.ReadersTheate...

Not the Night Before Christmas - Readers Theater All Year

Readers theater scripts...Use these scripts as examples to have students write their own Readers Theater scripts based on their own stories or books they read. For more trustworthy Readers Theater scripts see www.ReadersTheate...

Make Your Own Chalkboard with construction paper and glue. Brilliant, versatile, and perhaps healthier? Could be used for reusable character signs for Readers Theater if you want to identify characters.

Chalk Talk's brief & basic review of Tim Rasinski's workshop on reading–including the value of Readers Theater. Chalk Talk includes several Readers Theater resources, but we weren't really online when she posted this Sept. 2010. For more FREE Readers Theater scripts see www.ReadersTheate.... How may I help you? :)

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Reader's Theater

Fun filler? Use this Good-bye sayings list as Choral Readers Theater. Options: 1. Whole class reads chorally. 2. Two groups take turns reading lines. 3. Number the lines and assign 3-4 small groups to read the lines. (Note: You may have two groups read at the same time. Plus, everyone could read the last line or two together.) Fun!

First Last!

FREE Fluency Fun and History, too! "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show" Cast = 3 or 3 CHORAL groups Readability = grade 3.6 (Original and Middle School Versions also available at Readers Theater All Year.)

"Extending Readers Theatre: A Powerful and Purposeful Match with Podcasting"–This 10-week podcasting study with 100 primary students shows the step-by-step process and the students' average gain of 1.13 years in reading comprehension. Find free trustworthy Readers Theater scripts at www.ReadersTheate... to help your class succeed, too!

Cute readers' theater... look how they used the chairs to identify the characters -such a great idea! (Link includes free script "The Little School Bus." For more free scripts check out www.ReadersTheate...)

A Place Called Kindergarten: Our First Reader's Theater

Tutorial: Secret to Cutting Felt. I didn't know about this easy method! I remember felt & flannel boards were popular for storytelling. Why couldn't you use those boards before, during, or after Readers Theater (e.g., Title of Script, character titles on hat or neck badge, felt characters to make a video slide show to go with audio readings...)? (I have free trustworthy RT scripts to help you at www.ReadersTheate...)

"Finger Beams {Great for Guided Reading Groups}" & beginning Readers Theater. See her post from 1-20-2013: The Teacher Wife: Reading

the teacher wife: reading

Jokes and Riddles for Kids–"Improves Reading Comprehension"! Option: Put jokes and riddles in Readers Theater format so students get practice speaking in front of a group, also. Too much fun for school? Let's do it! Put your favorite joke or riddle on our Readers Theater Facebook page and I'll make a free collection:

Retelling of book, Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming and Printable "Time to Sleep" Reader's Theater. Retelling of book, Time to Sleep by Denise Fleming and Printable "Time to Sleep" Reader's Theater. So cute!

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Time to Sleep