These reader's theater scripts, tips, printable props, and guidelines will encourage student involvement in reading, writing, listening, and speaking activities.
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
Reader's Theater Lesson Plans
Make plays part of your classroom with these lesson plans and activities.
Children will dramatize nursery rhymes to develop language, literacy, creative-thinking, and social skills in this ready-to-use teaching idea for three- and four-year olds. Activity: Dramatic Play.
Mythology is not my strong suit, so when I stumbled across a Greek mythology readers theater book, I was ecstatic. Read on to find out how to incorporate this activity into your classroom.
Tap into students' eagerness for merrymaking with classroom activities that capture the holiday spirit and connect to the curriculum.
Transcripts of interviews with historical interpreters from Plimoth Plantation to use as inspiration for a Thanksgiving-themed reader's theater
Tap into students' eagerness for merrymaking and Christmas vacation with classroom activities that capture the holiday spirit and often connect to the curriculum.
Develop Communication Skills
Encourages the reading, practicing, and performance of plays to enhance fluency, writing, listening, and social skills.
Modeling, repetition, reader's theater, and other methods for teaching students to read aloud expressively and with understanding
Scripts and Discussion Guides
Add action and relevancy to curricular themes like Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War with these three Reader's Theater scripts.
Gather students together and bring the story of Because of Winn-Dixie to life. There are 11 roles in this play, but the same actor can play more than one part.
Explore the characters, plot, setting, English and German vocabulary, and World War II, related to the book by Susan Campbell Bartoletti.
Set Up a Reader's Theater
Props and resources so that you can put on a reader's theater performance in your classroom.