My kids love reader’s theatre. It is often hard to find story scripts for the varying levels in my classroom. I also want to work on fluency, identifying characters, setting and events, work on sight words and rhyming. I want to be able to do some “character study” and looking deeper into a story. So, I designed this unit to do all of those things as well as have some fun while doing it!
In this unit you will find:
-“Write the Room” filled with the story characters as well as some of the challenge words from the story and a student response sheet.
-The following pieces will help you “Set the Stage”:
-anchor chart for setting
-anchor chart for characters
-anchor chart for plot
-Words to know sheet (to introduce sight words, picture words and challenge words before you read.
-Cast of Characters sheet
-Poem sheet 3 ways: color, black and white and black and white with “stickers” for the children to place on the sheet as they read the poem.
-Readers Theatre play/script 3 ways: full color with pictures, a mixture of color and black and white so as to save on colored ink, all black and white.
-Extra “props” to make the acting out/reading the story fun, including:
-character crowns (in color and black and white)
-pointers for tracking print
-puppets in color and black and white
-discussion question cards
-circle map of characters in color and black and white
-T- charts for each character (is, does, sees) in color and black and white
-Charts for comparing characters in color and black and white
-close reading pages for the poem (cut and paste and fill in the blank)
-Emergent reader with pic
-Emergent reader with “stickers” of the characters to place on the pages
-foldable booklet with the poem in color and black and white -foldables for all the characters, beginning middle and end and each character
-Retelling the story crown
-A whole section of interactive notebook goodies including:
-Characters accordion booklet
-a backdrop/puppet theatre with puppets and the poem to
practice retelling the story.
-pocket page with sight words and challenge words from the story
-Beginning middle and end flap page
-characters flap page
-putting the lines in order activity
-4 different writing prompt pages -Extra extension goodies (because if you are like me, you like to carry the fun into your centers!) include:
-Sorting rhyming words pocket chart activity
-"Help Old MacDonald find the babies!"- matching upper to lowercase activity
-Mixed up predictable sentences with the characters and response sheet
-Teeny tiny sight word cards (using the sight words from the story/interactive notebook, etc) and response sheet.
-Worksheets; color by sight word, unscramble the sentence and more
It is common core aligned and covers these standards:
RF.K.3 I can read my high frequency words.
RF.K.4 I can read with purpose and understanding.
RL.K 1 I can ask and answer questions about a text.
RL.K 2 I can retell a familiar story.
RL.K 3 I can identify the characters, setting and events in a story.
RL.K 8 I can compare and contrast characters in a story.
RL.K 10 I can actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
This packet/unit can be used during full group, small group, centers, Daily 5! Loads of activities that cover a bunch of standards in a really fun way!