This super fun Christmas Around the World, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa Reader's Theatre will be a hit with your students!
They will also learn a lot about other countries and their Christmas traditions.
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President's Day Fun!
This packet has everything you need for a great English Language Arts and History Unit on the Presidents.
It includes 6- 2 part Reader’s Theatres Scripts on 6 different Presidents. They are loaded with facts that your students should lea
Focus on differentiation! This reader’s theater set features 4 popular Native American legends written on 3 separate reading levels for a total of 12 plays! Each script contains 4-6 parts, making it a perfect activity for centers or leveled guided reading groups! Modified versions provide suppor
Reader’s Theater Pack: Events Leading to the Revolutionary War
This script pack contains 7 reader's theater scripts and can be used to teach or review events leading to the Revolution.
The scripts are short and written for about 2-3 students.
-French and Indian War
Why not have even more fun with your Winter Holidays Around the World unit by giving your students the full airline treatment?
After making your suitcases, distribute airline tickets and have them go through a mock security screening. Arrange their chairs as if on an airplane, and read the enclose
September 11, 2001 was a significant day in our American history. I created this reader's theater toolkit in order to give my students my history of the event, as well as allow for them to deepen their understanding through research.
This toolkit includes:
• clear directions for easy implementatio
Students will see the adventurous ride of Paul Revere come to life as they practice fluency and expression all at the same time! This original play contains 26 parts featuring 3 different reading levels to ensure whole class participation, differentiation, and engagement. Students will learn the e
This package includes six tall tale-themed Reader's Theater scripts for some of America's most beloved characters:
- Paul Bunyan and Babe the Big Blue Ox
- Davy Crockett
- John Henry
- Calamity Jane
- Pecos Bill
- Molly Pitcher
This package would be great to use for a unit on tall tales or as a so
Take your students back in time with this 17 part reader's theater on the American Revolution! Meet the famous heroes who fought for independence including George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere, John Adams, and the Sons of Liberty. In the story, George Washington narrates the Revolution’
Here's a compelling play about Jackie Robinson just in time for baseball season. Over my twenty years of using drama in the classroom kids say this is one of their favorites to enact, and a full class set is just $3! This original script recounts the events surrounding Jackie's breaking of the color
Over 7 student centered, engaging activities are included in this integrated social studies unit for 4th grade! It is centered around the 4th grade Ohio model social studies standard involving the historic Native Americans that lived in our state. I’ve included facts on the 6 main Ohio tribes in
Want a reader's theater your students will love?
How about a mock trial of Alexander T. Wolf. This is based on the book of "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs". This is reader's theater is found in my sub plans of The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. Do not buy this if you already own the
This is a 7 page AWARD WINNING script that teaches about Thanksgiving. Feedback has been EXCELLENT. There are enough parts from a class of 8 to a class of 28 if larger groups are assigned the choral reading parts. It is designed to be used to improve reading fluency from 1st-3rd or perhaps even str
The original play, a comprehension activity, a set of select journal entries, and a key, all for around three bucks. Read it once or practice it daily with students in grades 4 through 6 (and potentially 3 - 7) to improve fluency, build comprehension, meet the CCSs, and introduce Lewis and Clark and
There's nothing better than hearing little voices singing patriotic songs! This program is appropriate for all elementary grade levels. Some have even used it for a school wide program! The first graders at my school have been doing this inspiring musical program for over 15 years! Not only will
Students will bring the 3 branches of our government to life in this whole class script of We the People! The fast moving script reviews the roles and responsibilities of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches in a fun, relaxed way! This original play contains 24 parts featuring various
HONOR AMERICA'S VETERANS!
SHOW YOUR AMERICAN PRIDE!
WEAR YOUR RED, WHITE AND BLUE!
I created this script to use at our annual Veterans Day program at my school.
This EASY TO EDIT script will provide an excellent framework for your Veterans Day program at your school.
Included in this Veterans
Your students will have fun learning about the Boston Tea Party with this readers' theater script. What a great way to practice oral reading fluency and learn about the important events that shaped our nation. Included are three task cards and two activity sheets. Check out the Preview!
Bored with PowerPoints and the textbooks in your Social Studies class? Bring history to life with Reader's Theatre! Reader's Theatre is a quick and easy mini-play that gets kids reading, speaking, and moving while learning about history. This Reader's Theatre 3-pg script teaches essential content
Perfect for Black History Month! Includes CCSs comprehension activity. Historically accurate, carefully researched, and kid-friendly! Based on real events, Box Brown's Freedom Crate tells the story of Henry Brown, a slave in 1848 Virginia. When Henry's wife and children are sold away, Henry devises
*Constitution Day Reader's Theater*
Learn and enjoy with this Reader's Theater script on Constitution Day.
Constitution Day activities include:
1 graphic organizer and/or activity
1 ABC Order Activity
1 full script in black and white with Character Cards
1 full script in color with Character Card
Full class set for around $3! Includes play script, comprehension worksheet, and a leveled compare and contrast activity. Bring your Explorers unit to life with this original history play. Ponce de Leon is credited with discovering Florida, identifying the Gulf Stream, and is called "the Father of P
This reader's theater tells the story of the first English colony, Roanoke, and it's unfortunate demise. This can be read aloud as a play with up to 10 parts, or be read silently and followed up with a 7 question quiz. The quiz is designed to help students analyze a drama as they are required to to
These two-part scripts outline the duties of the three branches of government. Students will learn how this system of checks and balances works for our government. Included with each script are task cards and activities that require students to use higher-level thinking skills that meet Common Cor
Reader's Theater is an engaging teaching strategy that can bring history to life! This twenty-four character script is designed to not only have your students active but also to teach about what caused the Revolutionary War. Students will pretend to be Patriots, Loyalists, and Neutrals. An assessm
Native American themed Readers Theater lessons will encourage your students to become better readers and writers. Your students learn facts about the Plains, Southwest, and Northwest tribes with the lessons in this packet. These are facts about Native American tribes. You can use these in November
This reader's theater contains an interview with the first five presidents. It has many important facts about each president that many students do not know. It's a fun way to get to know our Founding Fathers and practice reading in front of an audience.
This pack contains:
- a version of the scrip
This reader’s theater script is of a reporter interviewing President George Washington. Your students will have fun reading this with partners and learning all about President George Washington. This reader's theater script is free and is one of 6 scripts of different Presidents in my Meet the Pr
Students will bring the War of 1812 and the Battle of Lake Erie to life in this whole class script of Don’t Give up the Ship! This fast moving script explores the causes and events leading to this important war in our country’s history in an engaging and connected way! This original play contains 2
Wagons, Ho! is a Readers Theater script on the California Gold Rush. Perfect for grades 3 through 8, it can be used with a small group or with the entire classroom. It shows the journey the wagon trains took from Independence, Missouri to Sutter's Fort and then on to Angel's Camp in 1849 during the
Do you need an engaging way to study folktales, legends or Native Americans? Or looking for more interesting texts for guided reading? These readers' theaters will help you with all the above.
I have used these readers' theater scripts for the past four years as part of our Native American unit. I
This product was designed specifically for the GPS (Georgia Performance Standard) standard:SS3H2.
It includes a Reader's Theater where the characters discuss the events leading up to the American Revolution in which Paul Revere is included. Also included is a vocabulary page, a 5 question page for
Your students will love this approach to history! This 16 page readers theater is specifically created to meet the Georgia Performance Standards for 3rd grade. Paul Revere is one of several historic figures featured in our Social Studies curriculum. However this readers' theater meets the objective
Bring the journey of Lewis and Clark to life with this informative and humorous readers' theater. Included with script are two task cards and an activity sheet. Check out the full preview of this product.
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Students will learn interesting facts about The Underground Railroad while following one fictional family’s journey to freedom in 1858!! This original play contains 20 parts featuring 3 different reading levels to ensure whole class participation, differentiation, and engagement. Students will int
Imagine your students walking on the moon! This Read Aloud Play about the 1969 Apollo Moon Landing lets kids re-enact the now-famous "Eagle has landed" and "One small step" scenes while reciting the exact words spoken by Mission Control, Walter Cronkite, and the astronauts themselves. This kid-teste
This Reader's Theater includes all four of the one page scripts that explain the western expansion of the United States.
Each act could be performed by 2-5 people.
Act I is the Louisiana Purchase, Act II is the Lewis and Clark Expedtion, Act III is the Oregon Trail, and Act IV is The Gold Rush of 18
Leveled Reader’s Theater
Three leveled reader’s theaters that explore Greek mythology. The first, The Battle of the Greek Gods, is how Zeus first came to power. The second, How Summer and Winter Came to Be, is the Greek mythology of the cycle of nature. And the third one, Athena, i
Great Explorers during the Age of Exploration
Activity: The Great Explorers Play
Included in this resource:
• Title page
• Classroom Bill: Great Explorers
• Great Explorers Play Cast of Characters
• Character lines
• Applying what I learned/Closing/Summary/Higher Order Thinking Writing assignmen
Need a fun way to liven up your lesson on statehood? This reader’s theater features 23 parts on 3 different reading levels to ensure whole class participation and engagement. Students will hear how a pioneer family, the Northwest territory officials, and the newly formed United States all played a
Oregon Trail Readers Theatre: A Guide to the Oregon Trail (as told by trail scouts) is designed to introduce eight sections of the trail that immigrants would have encountered:
Script #1, Location: Independence, Missouri
Script #2, Destination: Fort Kearney
Script #3, Destination: Fort Laramie
You are purchasing a Reader's Theater Script based on the poem Paul Revere's Ride by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. (The poem is alternately titled The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere). The script is 4 pages long. There are parts for 20 readers plus Paul Revere. A reader's theater rubric and notes to teac
Focus on differentiation in the intermediate grades! This reader’s theater set features 4 popular New World explorers written on 3 separate reading levels for a total of 16 plays! Each script contains 6-7 parts, making it a perfect activity for centers or leveled guided reading groups! Modified
Need a fun, fast way to make judicial proceedings come alive? Want students to be motivated to do cross curricular writing? Try this set of three scripts based on familiar childhood fairy tales that teach about the judicial system. The Three Bears vs. Goldilocks reader's theater script is written
Reader’s Theater Pack: Events Leading to the Civil War
At less than $1.00 per script, this pack includes 11 reader's theater scripts which can be used to teach or review events leading to the Civil War.
The scripts are short, giving a quick overview of each issue. They are written for about 2-3 s
What is a better way to introduce a concept than with a play and some acting?!
In this play, your class will learn about the causes of World War One using the acronym 'M.A.I.N.' (militarism, alliance, imperialism and nationalism). The characters are the participating countries at the beginning of t
At the height of the Great Depression, the pioneering photography of Lewis Hine freed generations of children from having to slave away for pennies an hour in coal mines, canneries, and textile mills. Hine often risked physical harm to photograph children in deplorable working conditions, but his wo
This step-by-step guided art lesson is from Art History For Little Ones - you can see the preview and bonus lessons here:
Art History For Elementary 1 - With Teacher Scripts
This lesson explores the artist Ted Harrison's use of warm and cool colors as he paints in the arctic of Canada. The simple
Learning about a major landmark Supreme Court case has never been more engaging! The Marbury v Madison Reader's Theater is a perfect addition to the Civics curriculum in middle school or high school.
Included in this resource:
1. 3 page script for 5-6 students (estimated time: 4-6 minutes)
2. 5 dis
This two-part readers' theater script teaches students about the importance and history of the Bill of Rights. Students will have fun while they are learning about this important historical document. A set of task cards are included that require students to use higher-level thinking skills.
Short modern English versions of four of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales plus graphic organizers, extension ideas, links to internet resources and a rubric for grading. These are perfect for drama clubs, literature circles, an introduction to the Middle Ages or for concluding a unit on British literatur
Your students will have fun while learning about the important impact the Civil War had on our nation. This lesson includes a 7-part script, three task cards, cause and effect worksheet, and a "Spotlight" biography project.
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