The Gingerbread Pirates Reader's Theater Toolkit for Grades 3-6

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Are you looking for fun ELA activities for the winter holiday season? Based on on the book The Gingerbread Pirates by Kristin Kladstrup, this reader's theater script includes several comprehension activities to keep your students engaged and learning while also enjoying some holiday fun.

Based on the events from the silly picture book, I have created a reader's theater and reading literature toolkit that BIG KIDS will love to perform in these exciting December days.

This Gingerbread Pirates Reader's Theater Toolkit resource includes:

• 3-page 8-character reader's theater script

• context clue word work

• reader response questions

• post-reading writing prompt

• synonym match

• summary work

This is a great holiday activity to try during those restless days before Christmas break. You can perform in multiple groups of eight students in order to showcase their fluency and performing arts talents, while working on comprehension, summarizing, and context clue word work.

Summary: Jim wanted to make gingerbread pirate cookies with his mom for Santa to eat, but he wanted to make sure that Captain Cookie wasn’t eaten and he brought him up to him room. Before falling asleep Jim wished for Captain Cookie to have a ship. So Jim fell asleep and dreamed about an adventure Captain Cookie might have looking for his crew. Then Jim woke up to a brand new pirate ship.

This is a perfect resource to engage students and keep them learning through the excitement of the winter holiday months.


For BUNDLED Reader's Theaters for BIG KIDS:

• All-American Reader's Theater BUNDLE for BIG KIDS Common Core Aligned

• Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS MEGA BUNDLE Common Core Aligned

• Reader's Theater for BIG KIDS Mini-Bundle Common Core Aligned


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14 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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