Back to School Mystery Readers' Theater Script (Crack the codes!)

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3rd, 4th, 5th
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Are you looking for an engaging reading activity to do on those first few weeks of school? Check out this Mystery Readers' Theater script that contains parts for 25 readers! The Readers’ Theater script is set in a classroom during the first week of school.

Codes are written right into the script. Your students will be directly involved in solving this mystery right along with the characters in the script! Your students will "crack the codes" at the conclusion of each scene. By the time your students read the last scene, they will most likely solve the mystery for themselves.

This activity also incorporates the following classroom expectations I always like to establish at the beginning of the school year:
- Come to class prepared (with homework done, pencils sharpened, ready to learn).
- Treat everyone with respect.
- Be polite and kind to others.
- Always try your hardest/do your best.
- Don't interrupt others when they are talking.
- Always have a book with you so that you can read if you finish your work early.

I created this script with third, fourth, and fifth grade students in mind when I wanted a unique back-to-school activity. I have a followup activity in which students have the opportunity to solve their OWN mystery by completing worksheets and "cracking more codes". If you're interested, check it out!
Back to School Mystery Activity: Crack the codes on 8 review worksheets!


This is also part of a BUNDLE. If you like to do Readers' Theaters throughout the school year, you might want to check this out! Readers’ Theater BUNDLE (scripts to use throughout the year)

Feel free to check out my other back-to-school products:

Growth Mindset Partner Plays

Growth Mindset PowerPoint and Activities

Back to School Craftivity or Bulletin Board: I am SEW Special

Back to School Flipbook: Let Me Introduce Myself!

My 5th (4th) Grade Selfie: Back to School Craftivity that Becomes an End of Year Memory Book

Back to School Craftivity or Bulletin Board: Soaring Toward Excellence


If you like this activity, check out my other reader's theater scripts by clicking on the links below.

Constitution Day Readers’ Theater and Activity

Halloween Readers’ Theater BUNDLE (a set of 3 scripts including 25-28 parts!)

Visit my blog! www.crafting-connections.blogspot.com
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33
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2 Days

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Back to School Mystery Readers' Theater Script (Crack the codes!)
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Back to School Mystery Readers' Theater Script (Crack the codes!)
Back to School Mystery Readers' Theater Script (Crack the codes!)
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