Halloween Readers' Theater: 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 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. Halloween Bash- This script includes 8 or 9 parts. Eight kids have formed a group called “Helping Hands of Hanover”. They want to raise money and awareness for their local food pantry. This story takes place during one of their meetings, where they plan a Halloween party for kids in their community.
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.)
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!
Homophone Craftivity: A Haunted Homophone House
Word Choice Halloween Craftivity: The Dull Word Graveyard
Common and Proper Noun Halloween Craftivity: Witch’s Brew
Halloween Craftivity: Synonyms and Antonyms
Vampire Verb Halloween Craftivity>
Pumpkin Place Value Craftivity
Context Clues Worksheet: Halloween (test prep)
Scarecrow Fact and Opinion Craftivity
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