Gingerbread Man Readers' Theater

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102 Ratings
Primary Delight
Grade Levels
K - 1st
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46 pages
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My students had so much fun with this. It was easy enough for them to learn their parts and perform for an audience. Thank you!
These readers' theaters were the perfect wrap-up to our folktale unit! My students loved performing them!!
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Bring the story of the Gingerbread Man to life with this readers' theater script. This no prep script is easy for beginning readers to read. Kids love this simple version of The Gingerbread Man and have so much fun performing it!

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The Gingerbread Man readers' theater script is perfect for first grade and kindergarten readers. The repetitive text in the script makes it easy to read. It is is the perfect supplement to a class study of the Gingerbread Man, folktales, or Christmas! It works great for shared reading, as a follow-up for guided reading, or for fluency practice.

This Readers' Theater script includes 8 parts:

  • Narrator
  • Old Woman
  • Old Man
  • Gingerbread Man
  • Pig
  • Cow
  • Horse
  • Fox

Each part is color-coded on the script, making it easier for early readers to follow along and identify their part. The font is selected specifically for beginning readers, easy-to-read with plenty of space between words. If you have fewer than 8 readers, it works well to allow some children to have two of the smaller roles (the farm animals, the old woman, or the old man.)

Also included are crowns for each of the characters (with a choice of a boy or girl for the narrator.) The crowns can easily be attached to sentence strips for a performance. Alternately, there are small oval cards for each character that teachers may use as stick puppets or a necklace.

To use these scripts for partner reading or center work, bind them in a pocket folder and add the included title labels.

All materials (scripts, crowns, character cards, and title labels) are included in both full color and in black-and-white.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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