St. Patrick's Day Readers' Theater Script: "How to ALMOST Catch a Leprechaun"
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This humorous readers' theater St. Patrick's Day literacy toolkit includes the following:
>"How to ALMOST Catch a Leprechaun":
7-page, 6-reader script
>Sound Effects: Cue Cards
>Vocabulary: Word Work
>Comprehension Check: Inference
graphic organizer activity
>The Legend of Leprechauns: Fun Facts
>An overview of readers' theater & the four elements of fluent reading
The script includes sound effects for which students may choose to include audience participation. Cue cards are provided that students can use to cue the audience for a unique, interactive readers' theater performance.
The script also includes a list of “Watch-out words!” This feature highlights challenging words for which students may need help as they practice. These words also make terrific candidates for classroom vocabulary instruction.
If you choose to do script-based vocabulary instruction, the Word Work
vocabulary activity included with the script uses four of the “Watch-out words!” for more in-depth vocabulary study. A Sample Answer Key provides a basic, kid-friendly explanation of each word’s meaning, which can be used when actively teaching students the words.
If you want to strengthen students' inference skills, you can use the Comprehension Check: Inference
graphic organizer activity as another extension of the script. A Sample Answer Key is included.
With the The Legend of Leprechauns: Fun Facts
page, students can learn a leprechaun's REAL favorite color. (HINT: It's not green!)
A basic overview of readers' theater is also provided, including information on the four essential components of reading fluency—accuracy, rate, phrasing, and expression.