This script is created from the charming book, “How To Be Cool in the Third Grade” written by Betsey Duffey and illustrated by Janet Wilson.
It has been adapted into a full class Reader’s Theatre Script that is broken into 6 short scenes (approx 5-7 min in length) that each have 4 characters, making this a full 30-40 min class play using 24 actors. Some roles can be male/female to accommodate and Narrator parts can be divided to allow for more actors if needed.
The full class can come together to tell the story of Robbie, a new third grader, on his journey to becoming “cool”. Robbie is determined to have a great school year and decides that he cannot go wrong if he makes a list on “How to Be Cool in Third Grade”. What he does not plan on is having to be in the same class as the meanest kid in school, how hard it would be to actually put his list into action, and what happens when he simply decides to be himself. Was it going to be a great year or a terrible year?
This full class Reader’s Theatre script takes you on the journey to find out…. HOW TO BE COOL IN THE THIRD GRADE.
Enjoy bringing this beginning chapter book to life with creative expression, connection to text, and fun character development!