Reader's Theatre: The Night Before Thanksgiving

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2nd - 4th
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  1. 18 scripts total as of December 2021.You asked me to create a bundle of all my Reader's Theatre so here it is. These are all based on popular mentor texts that students know and love so bringing them to life in a Reader's Theater format develops fluency, collaboration and speaking or performing for
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I'm a huge fan of Reader's Theatre as a collaborative and fun disguised way to practice fluency, oral language, speaking skills and working together in a group. Perfect for a literacy center group activity.

I wrote this script as a paired text with The Night Before Thanksgiving by Natasha Wing. There are 5 roles and the script is 4 pages in length. The font is large enough for students to read. There are two versions of the same script included. A printer-friendly version that you can copy in black, on white or colored card stock. OR a color coded version with each role a different color as shown in thumbnails above. OR use it with your digital device and then there's no need to print it at all.

These Reader's Theatre scripts are intended to increase reading fluency and reading confidence. While performing the Reader's Theatre after much practice with the group is a desired outcome, these scripts do not include stage directions as these scripts are more about fluency and less about acting.

Ⓠ Is a growing bundle available?

Ⓐ I will not be posting a growing bundle. I will be posting the scripts as they are created. All scripts will be posted at 50% off when released for the first 48 hours.

For other Reader's Theatre scripts, see below:

Where The Wild Things Are

The Paper Bag Princess


The Runaway Pumpkin

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Maggie's Monkeys

The Polar Express

The Rainbow Fish

Last Stop On Market Street

The Day the Crayons Came Home

Scaredy Squirrel

Thank you!

Jen Jones

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12 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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