Explore the meaning of giving with O. Henry's Christmas classic, "The Gift of the Magi." This original reader's theater script is based on O. Henry's story and features ten speaking parts. This Christian script also explores how the magi, who gave gifts to Jesus, can teach us to give.
This script can be used for classroom read alouds, classroom performances, or can be easily adapted for a Christmas play on the stage.
*Note: Suggested reading is for moderate readers, however, reading levels vary school to school, classroom to classroom, and student to student, so please use the preview option before purchasing to ensure these materials are right for you. Also, feel free to adjust the scripts to meet your and your students' needs.
Reader's Theater helps to develop fluency through repeated exposure to text, increase comprehension, integrate reading, writing, speaking, listening in an authentic context, engage students, increase reading motivation, create confidence and improve the self-image of students, provide a real purpose for reading, and provide opportunities for cooperative learning. (Scholastic, 2012).