Reader's Theatre is a fun and engaging way for students to practice reading aloud with fluency and expression, as well as performing in front of an audience without the stress and pressure of memorizing lines. I use reader's theatre at the end of the school year to keep my students focused and learning, despite the end of the year craziness!
This play is about two kids named Alex and Taylor who take their dog for a walk, and the dog runs away. The kids get help from their neighbor and a police officer, but still can’t find their dog. In the end, the animal shelter calls them to tell them that the dog had been turned in to the shelter.
This script was written with end-of-the-year second graders' reading levels in mind. It is shorter than most scripts written by big publishing companies, in order to keep the audience engaged for the whole performance. It took my second graders about 5 minutes to perform The Lost Dog for their audience.
There are SIX parts in this script.
This pack includes seven copies of the script: one for each part with the lines highlighted, and one blank copy. Each script is a total of four pages, including the cover. To assemble the scripts, I take a 12" x 18" piece of construction paper and fold it in half. Then I glue the cover page on the front and the lines on the inside and back cover, and then laminate the booklets. I have also included name tags for each part. I turn them into signs my students hang around their necks, or you can make them into headbands/hats.
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