This is a small group reader's theater is for four students. This script is for Easter. My students had requested a script with Easter jokes and this is the result. In the script everyone is getting ready for the Easter party. Pam tells everyone she has a bunch of jokes and can’t wait to tell them. Everyone begins to argue about who has more jokes, is funnier, and who is the King of Easter Jokes. They decide to have a contest to decide who the winner is. They take turns telling jokes until they run out of time. By the end of the script everyone has told jokes but no one knows who the winner is so they decide to share the title.
There is a short writing assignment at the end of the script for students to decide who they think the actual winner was. I use reader's theaters to encourage my students to practice fluency. It is a fun way to do something that they need. Most of my scripts are in black and white so they photo copy easily.
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 I my store name is Wonbyone and I hope that your students enjoy this script as much as mine did. If you need more Easter scripts please look at my site. Let me know how things go!
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