Christmas Readers' Theater

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Christmas Readers' Theater scripts: Are you looking for something fun to do for reading during the week before Winter Break and Christmas? This set of three Readers' Theaters will certainly spice things up!

This BUNDLE contains three separate Christmas Readers' Theater scripts:

1. Kris Kringle and the Seven Elves –This holiday version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is the longest of the three. Your students will likely enjoy comparing the fairy tale they know to this holiday-inspired spin-off. It is set long ago when Santa is a young lad. It features an explanation of how Santa came to meet the elves and Mrs. Claus.

2. A Bright Idea for the Holidays- Mr. Henderson has a “bright idea” to decorate his house with an amazing Christmas star in order to make his family’s house the most brightly decorated in the neighborhood! His wife and children are worried, however, because Mr. Henderson has the solid reputation of trying to rush through tasks, resulting in catastrophes. Mason’s two friends end up helping. As usual , Mr. Henderson works too quickly and the huge star crashes to the ground.

3. Saving Christmas- This story is set at the North Pole on the two days before Christmas. A problem arises when Prancer becomes sick and cannot be hitched to the sleigh to help deliver presents. A smart engineer elf, Evan, solves the problem by building a contraption that can take Prancer’s place.

This bundle also contains several "extras"!

1. A THEME WORKSHEET- I will have my students complete this worksheet after each group has performed their Readers’ Theater script. I will do this to encourage each student to be an active, engaged audience member throughout the various performances.

1. A Monday through Friday SYNOPSIS of the LESSON PLANS I write as my class prepares to perform these Readers' Theater scripts.

2. A SUMMARY of each script

3. A PAGE about PARTS (how many parts each script contains, and how I would divide the parts if I need more than 29 parts)
Check the preview to check out the readability and to determine if it is appropriate for your students. (I wrote the scripts with my fourth and fifth grade students in mind.)

**The PREVIEW includes the first two pages of each script!**

**IMPORTANT NOTE: One story is very similar to the story in my Holiday Plot Craftivity resource. This is intentional! I will use BOTH of these resources in my classroom in December. My students will complete the plot craftivity the week BEFORE they will do the Readers' Theater activities. Once the Readers' Theater is performed, we will, as a class, COMPARE and CONTRAST stories! (The setting and theme are the same, but the plot is a bit different!) Obviously, you do not have to have this craftivity to do the Readers' Theater scripts.

Here is a link to the plot craftivity resource if you want to check it out: Holiday Lights Plot Craftivity

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)

Also, I created a 34-minute video where I explain why, when, and how I use readers' theaters in an upper elementary classroom. Click on the following link to check it out: Performing Readers' Theater in the Classroom: Video.


Feel free to check out my other Christmas/Holiday products:

December Craftivity BUNDLE (includes THREE holiday-based craftivities!)

Holiday Lights Plot Craftivity

Greek and Latin Roots Holiday Craftivity

Character Trait Christmas Craftivity: Elf and Self Portraits

A Holiday Flipbook: My Family Traditions (includes non-holiday options)

Revising and Editing Christmas Craftivity: Santa’s Writing Workshop

Christmas Traditions Around the World: EIGHT Partner Plays for grades 4-5!



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

Valentine’s Readers’ Theater BUNDLE (a set of 4 scripts including 28-30 parts!)!
Presidents of the United States Reader’s Theater Script
New Year’s Reader’s Theater Script



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