Halloween Readers' Theater: 3 scripts | Print and Digital |

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My students LOVE reader's theaters and these were the perfect activity to do while they are Halloween Crazy!
Oh my goodness! Did my students ever love these scripts! We had a blast performing them for the class.
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  1. Do your students enjoy doing Readers' Theaters as much as my students do? If so, you might want to check out my bundle of original scripts. Four of the scripts are related to language skills (synonyms, antonyms, multiple meaning words, and homophones), one set of scripts includes a plot identificati
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Are you looking for something fun to do for Reading during the week of Halloween? This set of THREE Readers' Theaters will certainly spice things up!

This BUNDLE contains three separate Readers' Theater scripts:

1. Trick-or-Treat- This script contains 9 parts (although you can easily split the narrator into two parts to create 10 parts). Two boys play a trick on their older sisters as they walk home from school one Halloween afternoon. The girls decide to get even that Halloween evening when they are all trick-or-treating. With the help of one of the girl’s grandfather, they play a trick on their brothers that no one will soon forget!

2. Wizards and Potions- This script contains 8 parts (although you can easily create a 9th part by splitting the narrator part into two parts). Young Wesley is a wizard, and he just turned the magical age where he gets to learn how to make a potion. His parents and grandparents discuss with him why a young wizard must be responsible when creating potions. Potions are not to be “played with”. Wesley is determined to act responsibly, but then his friend, Will, comes to his house and convinces Wesley to make a potion to turn his sister’s hair green. The spell does not work as planned. His parents and grandparents must be told so that they can help him reverse the spell. They are not pleased with Wesley’s poor decision. Wendy’s hair is fixed, and Wesley promises never to act irresponsibly with potions again!

3. The Secret Graveyard Society- This script includes 8 or 9 parts. The Secret Graveyard Society- It is the mission of the Secret Graveyard Society to make sure kids have a fun and safe Halloween. The members (a witch, a vampire, a skeleton, a ghost, a scarecrow, a monster, and the Grim Reaper) make specific plans outlining how they will achieve their mission this year at Halloween.

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.)

********This resource is available in THREE FORMATS:

  1. TRADITIONAL PRINTABLES- Print each PDF and make paper copies. Distribute the scripts and your students will read from these paper copies.
  2. GOOGLE SLIDES ACTIVITY- With this format, students can read their script from a device.
  3. EASEL ACTIVITY- Students can read their script from a device with this option, as well. One added bonus to this version is that students can use the highlighting tool to highlight their lines.

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.

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)

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This story is very similar to the story in my Plot, Setting, Theme Foldable Craftivity resource. This is intentional! I will use BOTH of these resources in my classroom in October. My students will complete the foldable the week BEFORE Halloween, and then during Halloween week, 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!)

Here is a link to the Foldable resource if you want to check it out:

Plot, Setting, Theme Foldable Craftivity (with differentiated story options)

You may want to check my Thanksgiving Readers' Theater scripts:

THANKSGIVING Readers’ Theater BUNDLE (a set of 3 scripts including 25-29 parts!)

Have you ever tried any of my craftivities? Here are links to some of my Halloween-related craftivities!

Word Choice Halloween Craftivity: The Dull Word Graveyard

Common and Proper Noun Halloween Craftivity: Witch’s Brew

Pumpkin Place Value Craftivity

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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