The Night Before Easter is a wonderful children's book written by Natasha Wing. Here is a four-character Reader's Theater based on this book that your students will love to read.
Reader's Theaters are valuable because they promote reading fluency and reading with expression. They also allow your students to practice their speaking skills.
You may practice this Reader's Theater in a reading group or in a reading center. Students may present the The Night Before Easter to another class, the principal, before an assembly, etc. You may even want to include this in an Easter/Spring program for parents!
Reader tags are included. Simple hole-punch and lace with yarn to make a necklace. Attach to a long strip of construction paper for a headband! (I would copy them onto cardstock first.)
Students love playing the parts of the different characters. If just used for reading practice, students can try the other character's parts after they have mastered their roles.
I love doing Reader's Theaters because the boys and girls are so excited to "play" a part. They truly promote a love of reading and books!
Have fun with this, and please feel free to change it in any way that you feel would benefit your class.
If you like this Reader's Theater, I do have a few others for Easter/Spring. They are:
Little Bunny's Sleepless Night
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Chick
Pete the Cat Big Easter Adventure
When Will It Be Spring?
Make Way for Ducklings
The Easter Egg
One Brown Bunny