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The Ugly Princess - A Spanish/ Portuguese Folktale for Reader's Theater
This Reader's Theater is for 3 students. It is a Spanish/ Portuguese folktale. In the script, there is a very ugly princess. She and her father do not realize that she is so ugly because they love each other and no one else will tell them the truth because they are afraid. When the princess turns 1
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Readers' Theater for Emergent Readers
5 readers' theater scripts for common folktales, especially written for emergent readers with simplified language and repetition. Also includes comprehension and story-mapping follow-up activities, aligned to Common Core, which ask students to sequence, draw and orally discuss ideas and offer person
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Aesop's Fables Readers Theater (Scripts & Character Crown Costumes)
This fables readers' theater resource includes printable scripts and character crowns for 10 of Aesop's fables. Support students’ understanding of fables in a fun and engaging format while also supporting their growth in reading fluency and vocabulary acquisition! This resource includes two group
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Native American Readers' Theater Scripts
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
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Reader's Theater: Folktales Around the World
Incorporate cultural diversity into any language arts class with these folktale Reader's Theater scripts from around the world. These classic tales from Scotland, China, Mexico, Africa, and India would be a great addition to any history classroom as well, as they exhibit the cultures and traditions
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"Back to School" Reader's Theater Scripts, Five Humorous Plays Students Love!
"Back to school" reader's theater scripts. Five plays presented in five different literary genres! An easy authentic way to assess the reading levels of your students during the first few weeks back to school. The funny and creative scripts include a mystery, myth, science fiction, fairy tale, folk
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Fairy Tale Readers' Theater Bundle for Grades 2 and 3
~Folktales~ Fluency~ Common Core Aligned~ ~~~Fairy Tale Readers Theater Bundle 1~~~ Save 20% by getting the bundle! This is a bundle of CCSS aligned readers’ theater for grades 1st-3rd. This targets RL3.2, RL3.1, RL2.2, RL2.1, RL1.2, RL1.1. These resources will assist your students with fluency/e
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Readers Theater Scripts Bundle of 7 Aesop's Fables
Use this bundle to engage your students in reading with readers’ theater. Aesop’s fables are still loved even though they had their beginnings more than two thousand years ago! The fables are great for character education too. These fables have been rewritten to appeal to today's kids, making them e
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Spanish Readers Theater
Based on the Mexican folktale, Señor Coyote y el Queso is a play script featuring four characters (El coyote, el conejo, narrador 1, narrador 2). According to legend, the coyote is Mexico's most mischievous animal. In this story, Coyote tries to eat Rabbit, but Rabbit, more clever than he, fools hi
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The Empty Pot-- A Readers' Theater Script with Activities for Teaching
This readers' theater script is an adaptation of an old folktale from China. It is a tale about honesty. This script is suitable for small or large classrooms in upper elementary and middle school grades, as well as special education. Also included are activities for: * activating background knowl
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Gingerbread Man Readers' Theater
The Gingerbread Man is retold as a Readers' Theater for beginning readers. This script is perfect for kindergarten and first grade readers! The repetitive text and use of sight words make it easy to read. This Readers' Theater is the perfect supplement to a class study of the Gingerbread Man, folkta
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Reader's Theater: Folktales
This package includes four folktale-themed Reader's Theater scripts: - Goldilocks and the Three Bears - Jack and the Beanstalk - The Three Little Pigs - Three Billy Goats Gruff This package would be great to use for a unit on folktales and as an introduction to Reader's Theater, as the texts will
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Spanish Readers Theater
La Llorona is the Mexican legend of the "weeping woman," traditionally told to frighten children into obeying. We've altered the story so that La Llorona is not simply a woman who has done something terrible and must eternally face the consequences, but rather a woman who learns from her experience
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Folk Tale  Readers Theater Bundle  RL1.1, RL1.2, RL2.1, RL2.2  RL3.2, RL3.3
~Folktales ~ Fluency~ Common Core Aligned~ ~~~Folktale Bundle~~~ Featuring: *Goldilocks *The Enormous Turnip *The Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly *The Gingerbread Man This is a set of CCSS aligned readers’ theaters for grades 1st-3rd. These resources will assist your students with fluency/expre
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Readers' Theater for Beginning Readers Folktales Bundle
Five stories are retold as a Readers' Theater for beginning readers in this bundle. These scripts are perfect for kindergarten and first grade readers! The repetitive text and use of sight words make it easy to read. These Readers' Theaters are the perfect supplement to a class study of the various
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Reader's Theater: Emergent Readers Folktales
This package includes three Reader's Theater scripts for emergent readers: - The Little Red Hen - The Three Little Pigs - Three Billy Goats Gruff For each script there is the following: - Reader's Theater script with pictures over difficult, less frequent, non-CVC words to help students read. - *
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A Tale of Three Trees Readers' Theater, Craft, and Writing Activity
This is the classic folktale that all students in a Christian / Catholic setting should hear! The Readers' Theater script includes parts for 27 individual students. If you have more than this, there are a few parts listed as ALL for the others. It is a 16-page packet that includes: -Readers' Thea
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Reader's Theater Folk Tale Enormous Turnip RL1.1, RL2.1, RL2.2  RL3.2, RL3.3
~Folktales~ Fluency~ Common Core Aligned~ ~~~The Enormous Turnip~~~ This is a readers theater folktale for 2nd, and 3rd grades. This resource will assist your students with fluency/expression reading practice, comparing and contrasting characters, and sequencing story events. RL 3.1, RL 3.2, RL 2.
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Stone Soup Reader's Theater
Stone Soup Reader's Theater, based on the classic folktale, is a great way to actively involve your students in reading and practice fluency and expression at the same time. This 6 page reader's theater Stone Soup includes 7 parts but could be used with partners or include the whole class! (See the
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Readers Theater Fairy Tales Hansel Gretel RL3.1, RL3.2, RL2.1, RL2.2
~Folktales~ Fluency~ Common Core Aligned~ ~~~Hansel and Gretel~~~ This is a readers theater fairytale for 2nd, and 3rd grades. This resource will assist your students with fluency & expression, comparing and contrasting characters, and sequencing story events. RL 3.1, RL 3.2, RL 2.1, RL 2.2, R
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How the Tiger Got His Stripes Reader's Theater
This reader's theater is a fun retelling of a South American folktale. Reader's theater helps promote fluency, confidence, and a love of literature. This download includes a six-page reader's theater script for eight readers as well as character masks for students to color and wear during the
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Close Read Animated PowerPoint: Stories, Readers' Theater, Printables & More!
“The Magic Fish” and “The Golden Touch”: A Close Read Animated PowerPoint Unit—CCSS Aligned! With Common Core coming, we all know how important close reads are. This unit provides everything you need for two quality close reads, plus much, much more! Included in this bundle: •The Magic Fish and
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Three Little Pigs Readers' Theater
The Three Little Pigs is retold as a Readers' Theater for beginning readers. This script is perfect for kindergarten and first grade readers! The repetitive text makes it easy to read. This Readers' Theater is the perfect supplement to a class study of the The Three Little Pigs, folktales or even fa
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Martina the Beautiful Cockroach Reader's Theater Script
Build fluency and engagement with this fun reader's theater script modeled after Martina the Beautiful Cockroach by Carmen Agra Deedy. This Cuban folktale follows Martina, the most beautiful cockroach in all of Havana, as she tries to find a suitable husband. Martina is shocked after her Abuela ins
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Stone Soup Readers Theater and Leveled reader
This package is a great Thanksgiving themed activity! This package includes one "Stone Soup" readers theater. 6 leveled/ lexiled versions of "Stone Soup" with text dependent questions. Venn Diagram and writing paper to compare and contrast the two stories. Parent letter explaining the activity o
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Readers Theater Folk Tale Little Red Hen RL1.1, RL1.2, RL2.1, RL2.2  RL3.2
~Folktales~ Fluency~ Common Core Aligned~ ~~~Little Red Hen~~~ This is a CCSS aligned readers’ theater for K or 1st. Although it is made for K and 1st, emergent 2nd graders can benefit from using this readers theater as well. This readers theater is Rebus, meaning that instead of some words, there
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Twisted Paul Bunyan Readers' Theater Tall Tales-Paul Onion-Grades 3-6
Paul Bunyan-themed Readers' Theater Tall Tale: "Paul Onion and His Baby-blue Socks" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the TALL TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which contains 4 twisted tall tales and LOADS of supplemental activities, including bundle
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Little Red Hen Readers' Theater
The Little Red Hen is retold as a Readers' Theater for beginning readers. This script is perfect for kindergarten and first grade readers! The repetitive text makes it easy to read. This Readers' Theater is the perfect supplement to a class study of the Little Red Hen, folktales or even farm animals
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Goldilocks and the Three Bears Readers' Theater
Goldilocks and the Three Bears is retold as a Readers' Theater for beginning readers. This script is perfect for kindergarten and first grade readers! The repetitive text and use of sight words make it easy to read. This Readers' Theater is the perfect supplement to a class study of the Goldilocks a
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Readers' Theater Scripts for S. Cal Native American ELD Unit
These original Readers' Theater scripts are part of a larger ELD unit on Native Americans from the Southern California region. The scripts tell the stories of different Chumash and Gabrieliño folktales.
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Chinese New Year Reader's Theater
Chinese New Year Reader's Theater: "Nian, The Dragon" The Chinese New Year's unit is a great way to practice reading fluency using a folktale from China. Children in a village help scare away a fierce dragon in this Chinese Reader's theater unit. Included in Chinese New Year: 1. Chinese New Year
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Reader's Theater: Stone Soup
Four cold and hungry travelers came to a little village along their journey. The village was very small and the villagers were not used to strangers. They told the travelers there was no room to rest, no food for them to eat. So, the travelers decide to make a batch of their favorite stone soup.
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Yuuki and the Tsunami-- A Readers' Theater Adaptation with Activities
This is a readers' theater adaptation of a folktale from Japan. It is suitable for small or large classrooms and special education. The story is about a boy who takes a great risk in order to save all the people in his village. Included with the script are activities for: * activating background k
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Twisted John Henry Readers' Theater Tall Tales-Joan Henry-Grades 3-6
John Henry-themed Readers' Theater Tall Tale: "Joan Henry Lights the Way" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the TALL TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which includes 4 twisted tall tales and LOADS of supplemental activities, including bundle-exclusive
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Readers' Theater Script: The Fox and the Grapes, An Aesop's Fable
Aesop’s fables are still loved even though they had their beginnings more than two thousand years ago! This story about a fox that can’t get what he wants and then decides it isn’t worth having anyway is a popular one. It has been rewritten to appeal to today's kids as a readers' theater script with
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Fractured Jack and the Beanstalk Fairy Tale Readers' Theater Script - Grades 3-6
Jack & the Beanstalk-themed Readers' Theater Fairy Tale: "Jack & the Cornstalk" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the FAIRY TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which contains 4 fractured fairy tales and LOADS of supplemental activities, includin
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Three Billy Goats Gruff Readers' Theater
The Three Billy Goats Gruff is retold as a Readers' Theater for beginning readers. This script is perfect for kindergarten and first grade readers! The repetitive text makes it easy to read. This Readers' Theater is the perfect supplement to a class study of the The Three Billy Goats Gruff, folktale
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The Little Boy and Girl in the Clouds-- A Readers' Theater Script
This readers' theater script is adapted from a Native American folktale. It tells the story of two children who are stranded upon a high rock. Many strong and cunning animals try to rescue the children, but they fail. The lowly inch worm is the only one able to bring the children to safety. The them
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Readers Theater Script:  The Hare and the Tortoise, An  Aesop's Fable
“The Hare and the Tortoise” is a favorite Aesop’s fable. Aesop’s fables are still loved even though they had their beginnings more than two thousand years ago! Engage your students in reading with readers’ theater. It has been rewritten to appeal to today's kids as a readers' theater script with 7 s
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Fractured The Princess & the Pea Fairy Tale Readers' Theater Script - Grades 3-6
The Princess & the Pea-themed Readers' Theater Fairy Tale: "The Princess & the Potato" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the FAIRY TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which contains 4 fractured fairy tales and LOADS of supplemental activities, i
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Reader's Theater: Why the Sky is Far Away
Reader's theaters are a fantastic way to promote fluency in the primary classroom! This product is based on the well loved Nigerian folktale. It has a Lexile of 400-600.
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Fractured Little Red Riding Hood Fairy Tale Readers' Theater Script - Grades 3-6
Little Red Riding Hood-themed Readers' Theater Fairy Tale: "Little Red Boxer Shorts" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the FAIRY TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which contains 4 fractured fairy tales and LOADS of supplemental activities, including b
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Readers' Theater Script of an Aesop's Fable: The North Wind and the Sun
Aesop’s fables are still loved even though they had their beginnings more than two thousand years ago! “The North Wind and the Sun” is still a favorite. The moral of this fable is usually said to be: “Persuasion is better than force." This readers’ theater script has been rewritten for today’s kids,
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Twisted Johnny Appleseed Readers' Theater Tall Tales-Johnny Watermelonseed
Johnny Appleseed-themed Readers' Theater Tall Tale: "Johnny Watermelonseed Saves the Harvest" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the TALL TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which includes 4 twisted tall tales and LOADS of supplemental activities. The bu
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Readers' Theater, Grade 5
All your students can shine thanks to the flexible casting options provided in Readers’ Theater, Grade 5. To support struggling readers, cast two or more students in each role; the extra support of choral reading can make an important difference for many students. Refer to the Readers’ Theater Tabl
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Readers Theater Folk Tale Goldilocks Bears RL1.1, RL1.2, RL2.1, RL2.2  RL3.2
~Folktales~ Fluency~ Common Core Aligned~ ~~~Goldilocks~~~ This is a readers theater folktale for 2nd, and 3rd grades. This resource will assist your students with fluency & expression, comparing and contrasting characters, and sequencing story events. RL 3.1, RL 3.2, RL 2.1, RL 2.2, RL 2.7 Hi
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Really Good Readers' Theater: City Mouse, Country Mouse Book
Sight words and easy syntax ground these classic tales, newly spun into delightful scripts so your kids will have fun as they practice for fluency. Divide the class into groups of mixed reading abilities, and let your reading aces set the pace for emergent readers to catch the rhythm. We offer scrip
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Readers Theater Script: The Ant and the Chrysalis, An Aesop's Fable
Aesop’s fables are still loved even though they date back more than two thousand years! This fable has been turned into a readers' theater script. It is also great for character education! “The Ant and the Chrysalis” teaches the lesson that appearances can be deceiving, or in other words, don’t ju
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Really Good Readers' Theater: The Emperor's New Clothes Book
Make Dramatic Reading A Memorable Part Of Your Reading Lessons Sight words and easy syntax ground these classic tales, newly spun into delightful scripts so your kids will have fun as they practice for fluency. Divide the class into groups of mixed reading abilities, and let your reading aces set t
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Reader's Theater Script for "Fur and Feathers" Folktale
Stories to Grow by Reader's Theater Play Script: "Fur and Feathers". Based on our award-winning Folktale Story: When Mama Lion kidnaps 2 ostrich chicks, who will dare object? (from Africa) Included Performance Notes! Stories to Grow by presents Whootie Owl’s award-winning collection of Reader’s The
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Reader's Theater: How Anansi Got His Stories
Incorporate cultural diversity into any language arts class with this reader's theater script based on the traditional African folktale "How Anansi Got His Stories." It is five pages in length, features five speaking parts, and has an opportunity for more students to participate as villagers. Bu
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Fractured Cinderella Fairy Tale Readers' Theater Script - Grades 3-6
Cinderella-themed Readers' Theater Fairy Tale: "Cinder...Really? The TRUE Story of Cinderella" * * * * * * * * * * * * * * This readers' theater literacy toolkit is also available as part of the FAIRY TALES BONUS BUNDLE, which contains 4 fractured fairy tales and LOADS of supplemental activities, i
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