FREE Readers Theater: "Dog Jog Adventure," based on a teacher's true story. Fun–even for older students. May be done chorally. Complete with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans. For more free Readers Theater scripts and helpful tips see 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 With jovial characters, this trustworthy script is based on historical documents.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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com
*** FREE fun Christmas Readers Theater with audience participation. Excerpt: "I LOVE these fuzzy-wuzzy, cuddly-wuddly, warm and snuggly sheep." For more trustworthy scripts see www.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com.
Artful Learning: CO Kindergarten Collaboration for "You're Wonderful"
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/ReadersTheaterAllYear.
*** 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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com
*** 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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com
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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com
* 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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com.
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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com. How may I help you? :)
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!
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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com to help your class succeed, too!
Drama games make fun warm-ups for Readers Theater. Here are five easy drama games for the early elementary class. After the games use our free trustworthy Readers Theater scripts: www.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com
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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com.)
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.ReadersTheaterAllYear.com.)
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/ReadersTheaterAllYear