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: www.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com
* FREE #READERS THEATER: "The Betsy Ross Story" presents the story of the first flag of the United States of American. With jovial characters, this trustworthy script is based on historical documents. For more free scripts see www.ReadersTheate...
The Betsy Ross Story - Readers Theater All Year
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 www.Facebook.com/....
77 Word Walls: Sight Words + Environmental Print!
*** FREE #READERS THEATER: "The Twelve Days of Christmas...Vacation." This rollicking rendition may motivate students to clean their rooms by the time they finish! The curriculum links at the end even include math lessons for a variety of lesson plans. For more holiday Readers Theater scripts see www.ReadersTheate...
*** 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
* FREE #Thanksgiving #Readers Theater: "Squanto's Squash," with or without audience/chorus participation. Complete with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans. See more trustworthy Readers Theater scripts at www.ReadersTheate....
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
Gotta jet, marmoset! Outa here, reindeer! Peace out, sauerkraut! Afternoon, raccoon! Sayonara, jaguar-a! Good day, blue jay! Farewell, jingle bell! Over and out, rainbow trout! Time for food, later dude! Gotta zip, tater chip! On my way, Chevrolet! Outa sight, snake bite! Goodnight, Snow White! Had fun, gonna run! Y'all come back, crackerjack! Good-bye, gotta fly! The end, my friend!@Robin S
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!
"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...)
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: www.facebook.com/...
Great idea for K-3... IF you get help from parents. (Paid product available from her store to help.)
Clever idea using directional words from Rosie's Walk, but adaptable. NOTE: Rosie's Walk could be transformed into Readers Theater.