Reader's Theater

"Anansi and the Yam Hills"
A script for 10 readers in grades 3-6.

Eros and Psyche, Part I and Eros and Psyche, Part II
A Reader's Theater script of the story, written by a teacher for classroom use.

The Firebird and the Princess Vassilissa: A Russian Folktale
In this humorous take on the traditional tale, a young archer must capture the magical creature called the Firebird for his Czar. In the process he also wins the hand of the beautiful princess, Vassilissa. He accomplishes his mission with the help of a magical talking horse. Access requires Adobe Reader.

Four Dollars and Fifty Cents
Script for Reader's Theater. Word processor required.

"Holiday High Jinks"
A reader's theater script for December.

It's All in the Delivery: Adapting Prose for Reader's Theater
"In this lesson, students will explore how delivering text conveys intent and meaning. They will then adapt any text being studied in class into script formats for discussion and presentations." This lesson is designed to be used with Jane Eyre but lends itself well to rhetorical analysis of almost any work.

Reader's Theater
This 3-page handout introduces RT to students. Access requires MS-Word or compatible application.

Reader's Theater: A Reason to Read Aloud
A good introduction to incorporating RT in the classroom.

Readers Theatre Basics
Suggestions for getting started with RT, including how to adapt an existing piece of literature into an RT script.

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays
Several scripts for young children. Scroll down for more links on RT.

Reader's Theater: Tacky the Penguin
A reader's theater script of the children's book.

Tristan and Iseult
A teacher shares her script for this play. Access requires Adobe Reader. Free Trial offer

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