Reader's Theaters are such a great way to improve children's reading fluency and speaking fluency. This one is based on the cute story titled Little Red Hot. Little Red Hot is, of course, a variation of Little Red Riding Hood. In this story, the girl tricks the wolf by fixing him a hot pepper pie! My students loved this story!
If you don't have the book, you can try checking it out from your local county or city library. Or, if you have access to YouTube, you could show the video if you can't locate a copy of the book.
This Reader's Theater has nine characters.
Sometimes a character doesn't speak until the end of the story. Sometimes a character has only one line. To prevent student's from becoming distracted, I incorporate the word ALL. That means that all students read in unison. They have to keep their eyes on the script at all times. Not only does this maintain their attention, but it also helps them learn the other character's words! This makes it easy to switch roles, use this as an independent reading center, or as a free-time activity since the students will be fluent in any role he or she may read.
Feel free to change the script in any way that suits your class.
Just have fun!
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I think what I like most about Reader's Theaters are that they allow the children to feel the true joy of reading!