This reader's theater was written for a small group of 3 students for Christmas. In the script, Elvis the elf has given himself a new job. He wants to be Santa’s fashion consultant and give Santa a new look. Santa agrees to listen to his suggestions but, one by one, he finds problems with each of them. Santa decides to keep his look because it is a classic and he likes it. Elvis is sad he couldn’t help Santa but then Santa offers him a new job. He makes him fashion consultant over all the dolls and everything turns out right. At the bottom of the script is a quick write about what WOULD look good for Santa's new look.
I write reader's theaters because I find them to be an excellent way to motivate all readers, including reluctant ones, to practice fluency. I write small group scripts because the ONLY way reader's theater works is when there is very little wait time. In scripts with lots of characters, students spend time off-task or waiting to read this does not help them become fluent.
My scripts are mostly black and white so that they can be reproduced on a copier easier and with less ink. My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. If you are looking for more scripts for your small groups at Christmas please visit my store. Thank you!
A New Look for Santa - Small Group Reader's Theater
by Melanie Whitesides
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