•15 Fun and Original Reader’s Theater Plays that cover 8 holidays and seasons throughout the year.
•2 roles per play with a highlighted script for each character
•Perfect for your independent Literacy Centers, Language Arts activities, fluency practice, as Read to Someone during Daily 5 and much more!
•Each play comes with a Common Core aligned comprehension activity
•Bright and colorful puppets accompany each play.
•Each play is 3 pages long. Great for file folder storage!
These plays can be individually purchased by holiday/season, but this pack will save you over 40% of the cost!
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A list of plays and comprehension activities:
Beginning of School: (1 Play)
- “The First Day of School”: Two penguins talk about what they packed for the first day of school. This play has picture clues since it will be performed at the beginning of the year.
o Comprehension Activity- Students identify what emotion they felt on the first day of school. They write about those emotions with a helpful sentence starter.
Halloween: (2 Plays)
-“The Candy Count”: The pirate runs into a slight problem with his trick-or-treat bag. The mummy has a great solution.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will make a text to self connection with the story. “This story reminds me of…”
-“The Scared Ghost”: The ghost isn’t as brave as the pumpkin thought. They must brainstorm an idea to conquer the ghost’s fear of trick-or-treaters.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will design a disguise for the ghost and write about their ideas.
Thanksgiving: (2 Plays)
-“The Big Plan”: The turkeys just found out that they are the main dish at Thanksgiving dinner. They have to find a way to make it to next season.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will design a costume for the turkey and write about how they are going to keep him safe.
-“The Thanksgiving Feast”: The corn and the pie each think they are the best food at the Thanksgiving table. In the end, they decide there is a place for both of them.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will draw pictures of their favorite foods and make a list of those items.
Winter: (2 Plays)
-“Getting Ready”: The penguin and the snowman get ready very differently for the snow. They have to find a way to compromise.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will practice writing the different steps that snowman goes through to get ready.
-“The Goofy Gingerbread Man”: The Gingerbread man learns very quickly that it is easier to just tell the truth when the cow wants to eat him.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will work on the setting of the story by designing where they think this story takes place.
Valentine’s Day: (2 Plays)
-“The Heart Card”: The frog and the owl discuss the qualities of the person they want to give their Valentine’s cards to. They find out they were thinking the same idea the whole time.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will practice friendly letter writing on an adorable heart card.
-“Planning the Party”: The blue and purple aliens aren’t seeing eye to eye on planning the big classroom party. They have to think of a way to split up the duties so the party will be a success.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will plan a Valentine’s Day party complete with food, decorations and games.
Spring: (2 Plays)
-“The Flower Race”: What does a flower need to grow? These two characters discuss these things before the big race to grow.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will write and illustrate what a plant needs to grow.
-“Getting Ready for Spring”: These two birds both need to get ready to go play in the Spring rain. One takes a little longer than the other.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will complete a picture of an unfinished tree and flower stem to make them more spring like. They will then write about the signs of Spring that they notice.
St. Patrick’s Day: (2 Plays)
-“Feeling Lucky”: The bear and the mouse go back and forth about who is the luckier animal. In the end, they realize that they are both lucky because they have each other as friends.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will practice friendly letter writing by completing the statement, “I feel lucky because…” in a letter format.
-“The Leprechaun’s Jig”: The Leprechaun wants to teach the shamrock an Irish jig. It might be a little too much for the shamrock to handle!
o Comprehension Activity-The students will make a new dance for the leprechaun step by step.
Earth Day: (2 Plays)
-“Happy Birthday Earth”: The Earth isn’t feeling so hot and the tree knows just how to solve this problem. They work together as a team to pick up trash on Earth’s birthday.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will finish the sentence “For Earth’s birthday, I will…”
-“What is Your Job?”: The recycling bin and the reusable bag talk about the role they each play in helping out the earth.
o Comprehension Activity- Students will cut out and sort pictures of items into either the trash can or the recycling bin.
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