My kids love reader’s theater. It is often hard to find story scripts for the varying levels in my classroom. I also want to work on fluency, identifying characters, setting and events, work on sight words and rhyming. I want to be able to do some “character study” and looking deeper into a story. So, I designed this unit to do all of those things as well as have some fun while doing it!
In this unit you will find:
-“Write the Room” filled with the story characters as well as some of the challenge words from the story and a student response sheet.
-The following pieces will help you “Set the Stage”:
-anchor chart for setting
-anchor chart for characters
-anchor chart for plot
-Words to know sheet (to introduce sight words, picture words and challenge words before you read.
-Cast of Characters sheet
-Poem sheet 3 ways: color, black and white and black and white with “stickers” for the children to place on the sheet as they read the poem.
-foldable booklet with the poem in color and black and white
-foldables for all the characters, beginning middle and end and each character
-Retelling the story crown
-A whole section of interactive notebook goodies including:
-Characters accordion booklet
-a backdrop/puppet theatre with puppets and the poem to
practice retelling the story.
-pocket page with sight words and challenge words from the story
-Beginning middle and end flap page
-characters flap page
-putting the lines in order activity
-4 different writing prompt pages
-Extra extension goodies (because if you are like me, you like to carry the fun into your centers!) include:
-Sorting/counting syllables pocket chart activity
-Mixed up predictable sentences with the characters and response sheet
-Mixed up sight word cards (using the sight words from the story/interactive notebook, etc.) and response sheet.
-Worksheets; color by sight word, unscramble the sentence and more
This packet/unit can be used during full group, small group, centers, Daily 5! Loads of activities that cover a bunch of standards in a really fun way!