My name is Melanie Whitesides and one of the things I am passionate about is Reader's Theater. It is a fun way for my students to improve on their fluency. In a world where reading is pushed so hard on students that many are losing their love of reading it is IMPORTANT to give them opportunities to read that are fun. Reader's Theater does this.
The scripts in this package are written for small groups and address issues like how even the teacher is nervous at the beginning of the year, gossip, what tattling versus telling is, fire safety, stranger safety, peer pressure, and bullying. The names of the scripts are: A New Year, The Big Bad Bully and the Three Brave Bystanders, The Gossip Ghoul, Peer Pressure, Playing with Fire - Is a Good Way to Get Burned, Stranger Danger, and The Toxic Tattletale. The scripts are for groups of 3 to 5 people with one that allows up to 8. You can buy these individual Reader's Theaters on my site for $2 a piece OR you can buy all 7 here for $10. This will save you $4. A sort of buy 5 get 2 free deal. *IF you teach 3rd grade, some of the scripts will need to be used in your higher group.
Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily and take less ink. One of the script's front page has red on it but that is the only color in the whole group. The problem with many other reader's theaters is that students spend a lot of time waiting for their part. When you have a small group they get more practice in and less off task behaviors take place. My name is Melanie Whitesides but my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy these scripts as much as mine did. Please let me know what you think!
Small Group Reader's Theater - Scripts for Character Education by Melanie Whitesides is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.